Fun_People Archive
21 Jan
A Mayo v. Satan and his Servants for the Nineties

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 94 13:28:35 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: A Mayo v. Satan and his Servants for the Nineties

 From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
 From: (Ted Frank)

Collectors of weird cases everywhere, look no further.  Of course, we
all have Mayo v. Satan and his Servants, where a loon's lawsuit against
Satan was dismissed because of inability to deliver proper service.  
Amusing, yes, but somehow... dated and *quaint*.  Especially what with
the all-too-cutesy references to Daniel Webster.  The Blackie the Talking
Cat case was humorous, but had a 1920's hucksterish spin to it, despite
its recent date.  No, what the Teeming Millions cry out for is a *new*
weird case, a case for *our* decade, a _Mayo_ for the Nineties.

Well, look no further, ye faithful.  Tyler v. Carter, a lawsuit testing
the bounds of the literal words of Rule 12(b)(6), is already on W*stlaw
databases, and will be in the F.R.D. fairly soon.  It starts off with
"Plaintiff contends she is a cyborg," and only gets better.  Jimmy
Carter, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, David Rockefeller, IBM, Iron Mountain,
BCCI, among others, are all implicated, and, unlike _Mayo_, the plaintiff
does have the capacity to effect service, necessitating the appearance
of taxpayer-funded lawyers to defend the wide-ranging allegations, which
include breeding farms for snuff films.

The citation is in my .sig.  Be the first at your law school to amaze your
friends and astound your enemies and amuse your civil procedure professors.

But don't let A.J. Teel get a hold of the case -- who knows what it could
do in the wrong hands... 
ted frank   | Reason #273 not to trust out-of-context court quotes:
the u of c  | "Jimmy Carter was the secret head of the Ku Klux Klan; Bill
law school  |  Clinton is the biological son of Jimmy Carter."
kibo#=0.5   |      -- Tyler v. Carter, 1993 WL 454256 (S.D.N.Y.) 

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []