Ogunsalu v. Superior Court

A vexatious litigant pre-filing order applies to the litigant’s petition for a writ of administrative mandamus to challenge the decision in an administrative proceeding commenced against him.  Even though a pre-filing order under the vexatious litigant statute does not apply to an appeal by the vexatious litigant in a case in which he is sued…

Thompson v. Ioane

A defendant cannot be deemed a vexatious litigant under CCP 391(b)(4) for having been sued on the same facts by someone else.  CCP 391(b)(4) defines “vexatious litigant” to include a person found by any state or federal court to be a vexatious litigant in an action involving substantially similar facts to the case before the…

Kinney v. Clark

A court may expand a vexatious litigant pre-filing order to bar new suits or appeals even if filed by an attorney if the litigant has evaded the prior pre-filing order by using an attorney to file more frivolous litigation.  A court may expand a pre-filing order issued against a person already found to be a…

John v. Superior Court

A vexatious litigant pre-filing order under CCP 391.7 prevents appeals by plaintiffs, but not by defendants.  While a plaintiff who has been deemed a vexatious litigant and is subject to a pre-filing order under CCP 391.7 may not file an appeal without prior leave from the presiding justice of the Court of Appeal, such a…

Goodrich v. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

Plaintiff was properly deemed a vexatious litigant because, despite the court’s warning, she filed a third meritless motion attacking a final judgment from which she had not appealed.  A trial court’s order deeming plaintiff a vexatious litigant was supported by substantial evidence.  After a final judgment was entered and the appeal time had run, plaintiff…