Apple has faced a number of insane legal disputes in the past. However, a recent lawsuit overshadows everything that has happened so far: Due to an incident in an Apple Store a plaintiff from Missouri is now demanding compensation of $1,000,000,000,000.
If Raevon Terrell Parker, an iPhone user from Missouri, was successful in his current lawsuit against Apple he would become the richest person in the world overnight. It would make Parker $866 billion richer than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who currently tops the list of the world's richest people with an estimated net worth of $113 billion.
Parker wanted to have his iPhone repaired in an Apple Store. However there was a dispute with an Apple Store employee in which the customer was allegedly described as “crazy". Now Parker is suing the iPhone manufacturer for a trillion US dollars. The lawsuit was filed on 1 June and was based on the Fifth Amendment to the Civil Code.
The "Statement of Claim" detailed in the form submitted to the US District Court in East Missouri, Parker states that: “The employee at the Apple Store repaired the device, but kept it by deceiving the plaintiff knowing that it was the first phone to have new features.”
It’s not clear what the statement means, however, we suspect that Parker had installed a version of iOS that was not yet intended for the public and that in repairing the iPhone the Apple employee had removed that version.
It seems that at some point the Apple Store employee had referred to Parker as “crazy” and it is due to this that he is claiming compensation. The form indicates that no money in the world can make up what Parker experienced: "The plaintiff is seeking $1 billion in damages. Because of hospitalization, travel, plight, humiliation, embarrassment, defamation, and reputational damage, I don't think the plaintiff can be compensated for calling him crazy.”
This isn’t the first time Parker has tried to sue Apple. The lawsuits have so far been dismissed. We doubt that a judge will agree to a $1,000,000,000,000 compensation claim for this incident.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by Karen Haslam.