Originally posted on Financial Post | Business:
“Sylvio Langevin claims as property the Planet Earth. In a separate but related case filed the same day, he similarly claims Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, as well as the four large moons of Jupiter. During oral argument, the applicant sought to amend his second claim to include demands for Neptune and Pluto, as well as the space between each planet, and outwards to the end of the Galaxy.”
That’s my rough translation of the beginning of Re Langevin, 2012 QCCS 613 (CanLII). CanLII’s president and chief executive Colin LaChance reveals in a blog post on SLAW that Langevin was the most-consulted case on CanLII during 2012. As of Friday morning, the case had been consulted more than 19,000 times.