It always makes my day when I come across a headline that belongs in The Onion but is a real life news item. Because when a former Nebraska Senator launches a lawsuit against a god, that’s entertainment. I also like the concept that there’s no one that can be sued for the failures of natural selection. Personally, rather than a Permanent Injunction, I think he should have gone for a Preliminary Injunction to at least delay God’s wrath until the lawsuit was resolved. But then, I suppose God probably doesn’t settle. Snip from the BBC story:
A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served.
The suit was launched by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, who said he might appeal against the ruling.
He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the “death, destruction and terrorisation” caused by God.
Judge Marlon Polk said in his ruling that a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a case to proceed.
“Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice,” Judge Polk wrote in his ruling.
Mr Chambers cannot refile the suit but may appeal.
‘God knows everything’
Mr Chambers sued God last year. He said God had threatened him and the people of Nebraska and had inflicted “widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants”. (…read more.)