In 1971, a man named Gerald Mayo filed a claim with the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. This claim was placed against someone who “has on numerous occasions caused plaintiff misery and unwarranted threats, against the will of plaintiff, that Satan has placed deliberate obstacles in his path and has caused plaintiff’s downfall”
Who was this person? Satan.
Mayo alleged that not only was Satan deliberately ruining Mayo’s life, but had “deprived him of his constitutional rights”. Which many people can recognize is prohibited under several sections of US Code.
Judge Gerald Weber made the point that the jurisdictional situation presented to him was unclear. This was the first instance of a case brought against Satan (or even by Satan) and so no real precedent existed. He then went on to point out that the case was completely appropriate for a class action lawsuit, but it was not clear that Mayo could properly represent the entire class.
Unfortunately, the entire request for suit was thrown out due to the small detail that Satan could not be reached to have his process served to him.