I imagine nobody would be more giddy than the folks at NASA if they turned the bot's head to the right and saw a 3 limbed martian waving hello.
So I'm kind hoping that NASA be ordered to investigate the rock when the litigant pays them a big fat check for the extra expense to do so given that NASA probably already checked when they saw the rock.
I don't think Mars could support silicon based life. That would require much higher average temperatures than are found on Terra, and Mars, being a frozen, almost airless desert, is far too cold. It can't even make up for it with vulcanism. What a nutbag.
And I, too, miss Loki a bit. He always was entertaining. 12% of people who receive a flu vaccine die from it, for example.