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"I'm Feeling Lucky," Say Plaintiffs Suing Google on Behalf of Gogo Tribe!

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  1. Shadow

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    In the second lawsuit, Denis Maringo sued Google in the Southern District of Texas on behalf of the Gogo tribe of Tanzania, for reasons that are probably obvious. For similarly obvious reasons, he also named Yahoo! as a defendant, acting on behalf of the Yao tribe. And for even more obvious reasons, Denis Maringo was Plaintiff No. 3, with standing to sue as a representative of both tribes because great-grandma was a Gogo and great-great-grandma was a Yao. Maringo asks for $10,000 for each member of each tribe for the last three generations, which probably adds up to a lot.
    I guess I should say that he "asked" for that relief, because his case lasted less than one week and has already been dismissed. Moving swiftly, Judge Nancy Atlas dismissed Maringo's case on September 25th on multiple grounds: (1) Maringo is not an attorney and so cannot represent others, tribal affiliation notwithstanding; (2) the name-stealing claims are "patently meretricious" -- although Judge Atlas doesn't say how she knows this for sure -- and most if not all of the allegations are "delusional"; and (3) "this is not the first frivolous complaint filed by Maringo, who is well known in this district." She cites seven others filed since last year, when Maringo (currently awaiting deportation) became a guest of the federal government.
    The Gogo and Yao tribes are real, but there is no way to confirm that Maringo is actually a member of either one. I did learn that the explorer Henry Stanley was not a fan of the Gogo, saying:
    No natives know so well [as the Gogo] how to aggrieve and be unpleasant to travelers. One would think there was a school somewhere in Ugogo to teach low cunning and vicious malice to the chiefs, who are masters in foxy-craft.
    Henry Morton Stanley, In Darkest Africa, p. 405 (1890). But then you could probably replace "Ugogo" with "England" and have a pretty good idea of how the natives felt, so that's how much that is worth.
    Anyway, based on Maringo's own personal record of foxy-craft, Judge Atlas dismissed his complaint, fined him $500 and barred him from filing further complaints until he pays that fine.
    UPDATE: Jayne's case against Google has also been dismissed, having lasted two additional days.
    Link: New York Times
     
  2. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    haaa, that is Denis Maringo bana a UDSM law graduate, anapiga dana dana kama Rev Mtikila vile!.


    http://http://www.websupp.com/data/SDTX/4:07-cv-02495-4-SDTX.pdf

    P. Petitions Cases filed matching "Denis Maringo"

    Cases 1 - 7 of 7[​IMG]
    Gogo Tribe v. Google Corp Clerk shall not accept complaints or petitions from Denis Maringo until sanction is paid and he presents written permission from a judicial officer in SDTX Houston, per order #4. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Filed: September 18, 2007 as 4:2007cv03087 Updated: November 18, 2007 03:07:19
    Last Document Filed: September 25, 2007
    Plaintiffs: Denis Maringo, Gogo Tribe of Tanzania and Yao Tribe of Tanzania
    Defendants: Google Corporation of Mountain View, California and Yahoo Corporation of San Jose, California
    Presiding Judge: Judge Nancy F. Atlas
    Cause Of Action: Petition for Writ of Mandamus

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Mandamus & Other

    Maringo v. Barnes et al

    Filed: July 16, 2007 as 4:2007cv02367 Updated: August 23, 2007 14:27:35
    Plaintiff: Denis Maringo
    Defendants: Andrea Doakes and Edwin Barnes
    Presiding Judge: Judge Nancy F. Atlas
    Cause Of Action: Prisoner Civil Rights

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Prisoner: Civil Rights

    Maringo v. Department of Justice et al

    Filed: July 6, 2007 as 4:2007cv02212 Updated: July 12, 2007 08:26:37
    Plaintiff: Denis Maringo
    Defendants: Board of Immigration Appeals and Department of Justice
    Presiding Judge: Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt
    Cause Of Action: Petition for Writ of Mandamus

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Mandamus & Other

    Maringo v. Department of Homeland Security et al

    Filed: June 1, 2007 as 4:2007cv01878 Updated: June 7, 2007 08:15:05
    Petitioner: Denis Maringo
    Respondents: Attorney General Of The United States and Department of Homeland Security
    Presiding Judge: Judge Nancy F. Atlas
    Cause Of Action: Right to Privacy Act

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Habeas Corpus (General)

    Maringo v. Warden, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) et al

    Filed: February 9, 2007 as 4:2007cv00602 Updated: September 10, 2007 02:00:26
    Plaintiff: Denis Maringo
    Defendants: CCA Houston Detention Center, D Stubblefield, E Baker, Edwin Barnes, James Healthman and others
    Presiding Judge: Judge David Hittner
    Cause Of Action: Prisoner Civil Rights

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Mandamus & Other

    Maringo v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al

    Filed: January 31, 2007 as 4:2007cv00469 Updated: September 12, 2007 01:58:51
    Petitioner: Denis Maringo
    Respondents: Alberto R. Gonzales, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Michael Chertoff
    Presiding Judge: Judge Lynn N. Hughes
    Cause Of Action: Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (federa

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Habeas Corpus (General)

    Maringo v. McGuirk et al

    Filed: January 30, 2007 as 4:2007cv00403 Updated: September 12, 2007 02:53:06
    Plaintiff: Denis Maringo
    Defendants: Erica McGuirk and U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Presiding Judge: Judge Keith P Ellison
    Cause Of Action: Prisoner Civil Rights

    Court: Texas > Southern District Court
    Type: P. Petitions > Prisoner: Civil Rights



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  3. Shadow

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    Jamaa alikuwa anakukuruka si mchezo kama mfamaji.
     
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