Exasperated judge tries to stop man from suing

October 9, 2009 8:40:13 AM PDT
Saying the courts have had enough, a judge in Cincinnati has ordered a man to stop filing lawsuits unless he gets permission first. The man responded by taking a new complaint to the state Supreme Court.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler says 42-year-old Saint Torrance pursues frivolous cases that waste court resources. Torrance has gone after tenants, utility companies and judges in 21 lawsuits filed in Hamilton County and 16 complaints filed with the Ohio Supreme Court since 2007.

Judge Winkler's order this week requires Torrance to get an OK from the presiding judge before filing another lawsuit in the county.

He describes himself as a disabled veteran who seeks justice based on laws he says were made by God, not man.

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