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 Stephen Jayne v. Google Internet Search Engine Founders

Probably the funniest Google lawsuit of the year: Stephen Jayne v. Google Internet Search Engine Founders. Jayne claimed that when turned upside down the name Google spells his social security number! Well, what kind of compensation seems appropriate? Jayne asked for five billion dollars! Unfortunately for him, a court in Pennsylvania dismissed the complaint. Surprise, surprise: The court could not find a valid assertion that Google's behavior is somehow a violation of the law or the Constitution... 

  • "Must read" PDF: Jayne v. Google Internet Search Engine Founders, 2007 WL 2852383 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 27, 2007)

Update: Jayne appealed to the Third Circuit, which dismissed his complaint, Jayne v. Google Internet Search Engine Founders, No. 07-4083 (3rd Cir. Feb. 7, 2008).




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