We live in the era of the lawsuit. A farmer has sued the German government for failing to tackle climate change. An Indian man has sued his parents for giving birth to him. Sometimes it seems as though anything goes! Yet when Nebraska state senator, Ernie Chambers, announced he was going to sue God, it turned heads. “Could you sue something which might not exist?” some people asked.
Ever had one of those days when you wish you’d never been born? Mumbai businessman, Raphael Samuel, has them all the time. The 27-year-old Indian man is so fed up with life, he plans to sue his parents for allowing him to be born. There are only two cast-iron certainties in life: birth and death. And it goes without saying that we have no choice in either. Yet Samuel believes he is entitled to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.