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Judge cautions about filing frivolous suits

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A Northern District judge has warned two litigants that if they keep filing frivolous lawsuits they may be fined, sanctioned, or restricted.

Plaintiffs Michael C. Leadbetter and JoEllen E. Teusch have filed several lawsuits in the U.S. District Court’s Northern District of Indiana in which they allege there’s a large conspiracy involving government and private entities that are part of a “criminal gang” focused on persecuting Leadbetter and Teusch. They even claimed three judges of the Northern District, including Judge Rudy Lozano, are a part of the conspiracy.

The latest complaint filed Oct. 7 alleges Parkview Hospital and Park Center Inc., along with the Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne City Attorney, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and other entities conspired to deny Teusch medical treatment after she attempted suicide. The two also alleged sometime in the past, Teusch was drugged, confined, and repeatedly raped by a police officer, but was then abducted by others who “cleaned, sterilized, and reclothed” her.

The October suit, Michael C. Leadbetter and JoEllen E. Teusch v. Parkview Hospital, et al., No. 1:10-CV-348, is similar to the one dismissed in September for being frivolous.

Judge Lozano found the instant case to also be frivolous, noting the claims, although phrased slightly different, are still delusional.

“It is past time for Michael C. Leadbetter and JoEllen E. Teusch to stop wasting this court’s time with frivolous filings,” wrote the judge. “Therefore, if either of them file any more frivolous or malicious papers in this court, they may be fined, sanctioned, or restricted.”

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