A disgruntled New Yorker is suing the Bank of America for "1,784 billion, trillion dollars." It gets weirder: The suit, filed by Dalton Chiscolm last month, is being reviewed by the same federal judge who sentenced Bernard Madoff to a 150-year prison sentence. Judge Denny Chin has called the lawsuit "incomprehensible" and demanded that Chiscolm explain his claims, and elaborate on charges that he received "inconsistent information from a 'Spanish womn" reached by phone at the bank.
When he filed the lawsuit, Chilsom also demanded that the money be deposited into his account the next day, plus an additional $200,164,000. Go ahead and laugh, but if Chiscolm pulls this off, he'll be living large; the sum dwarfs the world's 2008 gross domestic product of $60 trillion. NYU mathematician Sylvain Cappell tells Reuters, "These are the kind of numbers you deal with only on a cosmic scale. If he thinks Bank of America has branches on every planet in the cosmos, then it might start to make some sense."