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Go away! Court won’t hear disabled plaintiff’s 12th lawsuit

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Normally courts are pretty lenient in allowing poor plaintiffs to file lawsuits. But the federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently decided a disabled man who had filed 11 lawsuits in that court since 1999 no longer deserved the court’s indulgence.

The disabled man, James G. Douris, most recently sued Newtown Borough. After attempting to apply for a town secretary position that was open, Douris filed a suit claiming the borough’s offices were not wheelchair accessible.

Douris appealed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the lower court’s ruling citing the “extreme conditions” of Douris’ litigious record.

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