Thursday, 16 Oct, 2008 Offbeat

Lawsuit Against God Thrown Out


A lawmaker from Nebraska who filed a lawsuit against God stated that he may appeal after an Omaha judge had thrown out his lawsuit due to the fact that there was no proof the defendant had been served papers.

According to Douglas County District Judge Marlon Polk one of the factors that he took into consideration before tossing the lawsuit was that "there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant."

It is worth mentioning that the lawsuit was brought by state Sen. Ernie Chambers, I-Omaha. He filed the lawsuit back in September 2007. The suit sought a permanent injunction to make God stop bringing about different acts of natural violence, including earthquakes and tornadoes.

Nebraska lawmaker mentioned that he may appeal the decision of the Douglas Country District Judge. He admitted that Polk's ruling is an accurate and well-written judgment, but "like any prudent litigator, I want to study it in detail before I determine what my next course of action will be."

Sen. Ernie Chambers has 28 years of experience of the state Legislation and his lawsuit was developed as a response to colleagues who wanted to prevent "frivolous" lawsuits.

"Nobody should stand at the courthouse door to predetermine who has access to the courts. My point is that anyone can sue anyone else, even God," said Chambers.

Source: United Press International

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