Most of you have probably heard about this already, but for those who haven't it's worth bringing up. A Washington D.C. woman is suing Best Buy for losing her laptop after she had taken it in for repairs. The sum she's asking for? $54 million.
The plaintiff admits that there's no way that she would ever actually be awarded $54 million, but says she is suing for that amount as a way of getting the company's attention. (By the way, isn't making a monetary demand you know you have absolutely no entitlement to supposed to be sanctionable, under virtually every jurisdiction's rules of civil procedure?) If the $54 million figure seems familiar, it should be: the plaintiff in the now-infamous D.C. pants lawsuit asked for the same amount.