Undecillion dollars claimed by man suing NYC for a dog bite on city bus
A US man has filed a lawsuit over a dog bite, demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever – US$2 undecillion
Anton Purisima, 62, a Manhattan resident, is suing New York City, a dog owner, bakery and café chain Au Bon Pain, LaGuardia Airport, Hoboken University Medical Center, a Kmart store, and thousands of others — for two undecillion dollars.
That’s the number “2” followed by 36 zeroes. Written out, it looks like this: $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
A undecillion is one trillion, times one trillion, times one trillion. Times two, in the case of this dog bite victim. All in US Dollars as well.
Mr. Purisima filed a handwritten lawsuit in New York Southern District Court on April 11, 2014, after his middle finger was bitten by a “rabies-infected” dog on a city bus.
The lawsuit claims that additional damages he suffered can’t be repaired by money, and are therefore “priceless damages.” Included in the suit as evidence is a photo of his bloodied finger.
Mr. Purisima is representing himself.
If he wins in what is the largest lawsuit ever filed, Purisima stands to be awarded more money than there is in the world.
Unrelated, but Purisima has previously sued the People’s Republic of China and several major banks including Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and Wachovia. No words if he had won one of them.
Off course he will Not receive that amount of compensation from a dog bite lawsuit, even by filing it in New York City where all is possible. However, that will hopefully raise the issue on the matter of dogs biting people as a regular occurrence and, even better, that people are biting back hard.
Can you imagine what you could buy after winning 2 undecillion dollars? Better, all from a dog bite lawsuit settlement?
Yes, that is priceless!