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Page 1 of Jayne's hand-written complaint on Google  (Source: Dylan Stephen Jayne)
Pennsylvania man sues Google founders for $5 billion over secret code in his social security number

Even with all the serious lawsuits surrounding Google every now and then there's still a case that seems just ... off. The latest suit against Google and its founders stems from a man who cared enough to handwrite all 23 pages of his complaint.

One Dylan Stephen Jayne of Pennsylvania filed suit against “Google Internet Search Engine Founders” in Pennsylvania Civil court, seeking the small amount of $5 billion dollars. Jayne claims that his safety is in jeopardy because of Google releasing personal information about him.

Jayne asserts that individuals looking to perform acts of terrorism could obtain his information from Google, making it more likely that he will be detained wrongfully in the future. Jayne’s statement of claim is that, “Dylan Steven Jayne, plaintiff, has a social security number that when the social security number is turned upside down in its entirety it is a scrambled code that does spell the name Google.”

Jayne goes on to state that the United States Department of Justice is heading the investigation into the allegations of crimes against humanity by the Google Search Engine founders and that he was illegally detained as a juvenile in the Milford, Pennsylvania County Court of Common Pleas. Jayne also claims, amongst other things, that he was placed in jail for two-years under misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and public drunkenness.

Luckily for Google, Jayne is willing to accept the first check in the amount of $250,000 and a second check for the remaining balance. 

Submitted for evidence, Jayne included virtually every piece of his private information; including his credit card, library card and bank overdraft statements.

At the time of publication, "Dylan Stephen Jayne" revealed no hits on Google.  "Dylan Jayne" revealed approximately 200 hits regarding this suit.  In time, Jayne's lawsuit may become a self-fullfilling prophecy -- documents from this case are quickly being circulated through the Internet.  While it may not consistute crimes against humanity, Jayne's personal information is quickly becoming everyone else's business.

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By TomZ on 9/25/2007 7:32:54 PM , Rating: 1
So says you...

In reality, the number of frivilous lawsuits is overstated because of the media coverage they get. For each silly suit, there are a million legitimate ones.

By TheGreek on 9/26/2007 9:57:59 AM , Rating: 1
In reality, the number of frivilous lawsuits is overstated because of the media coverage they get. For each silly suit, there are a million legitimate ones.

Well there's lots of shouting about tort reform, but the McDs case shows that we already have tort controls. The judge reduced the reward, which the press never made a big issue of. What the politicians want is for rewards to become insignificant from a corporate point of view, which is pushed by lobbyists. But then there would be no incentive to stop the wrong no matter how many people got hurt.

By TheGreek on 9/26/07, Rating: 0
By djkrypplephite on 9/27/2007 6:07:38 PM , Rating: 2
Well when you put it that way, you're talking percentages. Hard numbers is what he's taking about.

By spluurfg on 9/28/2007 7:16:04 PM , Rating: 2
Nevertheless, there are a large number of lawsuits that attack persons' or companies' reputations and not only waste time but destroy value. There is definitely a lot of dishonesty in the legal professions (yes, even among supposedly reputable law firms) that promotes litigiousness.

One must consider the fact that in general, the only way to stop a law firm that steps past the line is to get another law firm to sue them. But lawyers are seldom willing to go after another one of their own. Hence, the tort process is often simply used to muscle/harass their victim into submission.

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