Woman says she owns the sun, sues eBay for not letting her sell it

A Spanish woman claiming ownership of the sun was given the right to take eBay to court over the company’s refusal to allow her to sell land on it.

Maria Angeles Duran, who, according to the International Business Times, claimed ownership of the sun in 2010, was allowed by the magistrate’s court in Madrid to take the case to trial. Duran intended to sell plots of land on the star for a little more than $1 USD per meter square.

Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galacia said the trial will happen in mid-July.

“There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law,” she told the Daily Mail in 2010. “I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first.”

She said since 2013, she received 600 orders from her eBay sales page, which was later pulled by the company.

Duran filed the lawsuit in 2014, claiming more than $11,000 in compensation.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at 702-477-3895 or kdesilva@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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