Friday, April 14, 2017

    U. S. ex rel. Mayo v. Satan and his Staff

     54 F.R.D. 282 (W.D. Pa. 1971)

    Several procedural issues prevented this claim from being brought to court:
    • Complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted (presumably by an Earthly court.)
    • Personal jurisdiction called into doubt
      • Defendant not a resident of the judicial district.
      • Defendant may be classified as a foreign prince (though this claim was reportedly disputed in another case.)
    • Failure to include with complaint sufficient information for the US Marshalls to serve defendant.
    • Although the Court did note there was a potential for a class action under FRCP 23.
    What procedural rules could you use to have an action heard in court against this particular Defendant?