A New York man has filed a lawsuit demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever after he was bitten by a dog.
Anton Purisima, 62, is suing a long list of about a thousand defendants including the City of New York, Au Bon Pain and Kmart, as well as a dog owner for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
Here’s a key to the language of zeroes:
Billion 1,000,000,000 (9 zeros)
Trillion 1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeros)
Quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 (15 zeros)
Quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (18 zeros)
Sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (21 zeros)
Septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (24 zeros)
Octillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (27 zeros)
Nonillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (30 zeros)
Decillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (33 zeros)
Purisima filed his hand-written lawsuit in a Manhattan Federal Court and is representing himself, reports Lowering The Bar.
Over the course of his 22-page lawsuit, Purisima claims that his middle finger was bitten off by a ‘rabies-infected’ dog on a city bus; before a ‘Chinese couple’ took unauthorized photos of him as he was being treated at a local hospital. By the way, while Mr. Purisima did receive hospital care for a dog bite, he did not lose his finger and the dog was not rabid. But he’s suing the hospital anyway, of course.
Also in the rambling and often incoherent lawsuit, Purisima complains that he is routinely overcharged for coffee at LaGuardia Airport. Well, that might be the only true fact in the lawsuit.
This isn’t Purisima’s first lawsuit. In last four years he has filed lawsuits against the several major banks (including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, and Wachovia, the Commissioner of Social Security and the Peoples Republic of China.
All his previous suits were tossed out of court – it’s likely the same will occur wit this one….In part, because experts estimate that a Decillion dollars exceeds all the money from all the nations on the planet. That would be quite an I OWE YOU for a reported dog bite.