Pennsylvanian man sues Google for £2.5 bn

Written by Phil Cogar

September 27, 2007 | 15:31

Tags: #bizarre #lawsuit #weird

Companies: #google

There's a secret code in Dylan Jayne's Social Security Number that links directly to Google. Never mind the fact that he was born in 1982 - well over a decade before Google was even founded. The secret code somehow shows that Google is releasing private information about him to the public. Ironically, this is exactly what is happening thanks to this lawsuit.

The lawsuit, which is titled "Dylan Stephen Jayne plaintiff v Google Internet Search Engine Founders defendant(s)," is something from another world. Jayne has managed to photocopy every single piece of identification that he has. He includes his Pennsylvania Identification Card, Social Security card (front and back, mind you), bank account and routing numbers, Pennsylvania ACCESS card, debit and ATM card, and even his library card in the lawsuit.

The Department of Justice is also investigating Google for crimes against humanity - according to Jayne, that is. Other matters being investigated include the fact that he was illegally detained in Milford, Pennsylvania as a juvenile and jailed for two years for resisting arrest and public drunkenness. The latter was caught on tape by a news person.

The whole affair is quite hilarious but it could just be the masterstroke of a genius in disguise. After all, his personal information is now being spread across the Internet and it all started from someone at Google emailing tech law blogger Eric Goldman a copy of the suit.

Think Jayne will win or lose? We've seen even more frivolous lawsuits pass in the US before, but none that were handwritten - so leave your vote over in the forums or in the comment section below.
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