If Dalton Chiscolm has anything to say about it, Bank Of America may need another bailout. Chiscolm is suing the bank for '1,784 billion trillion dollars,' a sum that Reuters points out is actually bigger than the world's $60 trillion gross domestic product.
The lawsuit actually came across the desk of U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, who had the distinct privilege of sentencing Bernie Madoff earlier this summer. From Judge Chin's order in the case:
"[Chiscolm] seeks '1,784 billion trillion dollars' to be deposited in his ATM account "the next day," and seeks and additional $200,164,000. He seems to be complaining that he placed a series of calls to the bank in New York and received inconsistent information from a 'Spanish wom[a]n.' He apparently alleges that checks have been rejected because of incomplete routing numbers."
Hilariously, Reuters got a New York University mathematics professor to comment on the insanely large size of Chiscolm's monetary demands: "These are the kind of numbers you deal with only on a cosmic scale," professor Sylvain Cappell told Reuters.
Read Judge Chin's order: