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The Need for Sua Sponte Judicial Review Laws For Pro Se Litigants’ Lawsuits

Judicial reform is needed to require that judges instantly dismiss abusive, frivolous lawsuits, especially those filed by self-represented / pro se litigants, before financial harm is done to innocent defendants needing to hire attorneys to get these abusive, frivolous lawsuits dismissed.


Cults and religious frauds use a variety of harmful tactics against their victims – including filing abusive, frivolous lawsuits.  This is one of the tactics used by Ken Parks (aka, Pastor Ken, Pastor Ken Parks, Pastor Ken Max Parks, Pastor Max, Ken Max Parks, Max Parks).  Ken Parks advertises on social media his unregistered, financially unaccountable ETC Ministries, Simplicity of Christ / SOC Ministries, and his unregistered “professional photographer” businesses.  He runs these activities from his apartment.  Despite calling himself “pastor”, Ken Parks is not an ordained minister.


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Paulette Buchanan, M.A.

List of Ken Parks’ Dismissed Pro Se Lawsuits

List of Ken Parks’ Dismissed Pro Se Lawsuits

Below is a list of abusive / vexatious pro se lawsuits my brother Ken Parks filed against my husband and me in 2004, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  He lost all these lawsuits:

  1. 2004 Gwinnett County, Georgia case number 04-A-08311-6.
  2. 2013 Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court case number 2013CV226028.
  3. 2015-2018 New London, Connecticut Kenneth Parks v. Buchanan case number KNL-CV15-5014893-S:
    My brother Ken Parks withdrew his pro se lawsuit and the court granted a dismissal with prejudice against his lawsuit soon after our attorney had filed a hard-hitting motion for Summary Judgment and a motion for Judgment for Non-Suit and just before a judge could grant our motions. The Summary Judgment and Judgment for Non-Suit were filed by our attorney right after my brother Ken Parks had defied a judge’s court order to provide employment records, tax returns, and medical records directly related to his claims against us.  In the last few filings my brother Ken Parks made with the court he went on a defamatory tirade against the judges and against our attorney.
  4. 2018 Washington County, Tennessee case number 90CC1-2018-CV-37362:
    The 2018 Tennessee judgment and injunctions my husband and I won against my brother Ken Parks (who filed as Pastor Kenneth F. Parks) for his fourth meritless pro se lawsuit finally resulted in him being declared an abusive litigant, as per the 2018 Tennessee Abuse of Civil Action law.  The judgment and injunctions we won against my brother Ken were domesticated in Fulton County, Georgia State Court (the county in which Ken lived at the time), case number 18EV006083 (the Tennessee judgment and injunctions were also domesticated in Connecticut state court and the Eastern District Tennessee federal court).
  5. 2019, New London, Connecticut case number KNL-CV-18-6035342-S. We filed a claim of vexatious litigation and conspiracy against my brother Ken Parks and his then-second wife (divorced in 2023) in May, 2018.  My brother Ken Parks filed in February, 2019 a completely defamatory and meritless countersuit against us in this case, which was his fifth pro se lawsuit against us, which was in direct contempt of the Tennessee court orders.  My brother Ken Parks’ countersuit was quickly dismissed based upon the Connecticut court granting full faith and credit to the Tennessee judgment deeming Parks an abusive litigant and placing a six-year injunction against him making any additional lawsuits he tries to file subject to judicial review.  In June, 2019 my husband and I withdrew our Connecticut case against Ken Parks and his then-second wife without prejudice and with the possibility of later refiling due in large part to my brother Ken filing for bankruptcy in response to our legal collection efforts for the Tennessee judgment we obtained against him.   We also anticipated his then-second wife would likewise use the same bankruptcy tactic as her husband.  Legally, court cases cannot proceed if defendants file for bankruptcy and their bankruptcy petition is pending.  In the end, there is currently no way to force abusive pro se litigants to pay for the financial damage they intentionally cause to their innocent victims, whether or not they file for bankruptcy.  As a final filing in our case against my brother Ken Parks and his then-second wife, he filed a Cease and Desist letter that baselessly accused us and our attorney(s) of committing crimes against him in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting.  The court ignored his filing.  This is yet another instance of my brother Ken Parks’ abuse of the courts to commit defamation per se against us and others.

Our 2018 Connecticut lawsuit against Ken Parks requesting attorney fees and that Parks be deemed a vexatious litigant is now closed because the Georgia Northern District Bankruptcy Court awarded us treble attorney fees for the Connecticut cases based on Connecticut’s vexatious litigant statute.  Click on the below UPDATE button for details.

  1. 2018, Groton, Connecticut Probate Court case number 18-00662. Ken and my three other brothers unsuccessfully sought to gain custody of my mother’s remains (but not my father’s remains) in the cemetery where they are buried together in Mystic, Connecticut.  My four brothers’ court action was dismissed.
  2. 2019, Atlanta, Georgia Northern District Federal Bankruptcy Court case number 19-56235-SMS:
    My brother Ken Parks filed for bankruptcy on April 22, 2019 to try to escape paying the debt he owed us from the attorney fee judgment in the October, 2018 Tennessee court judgment against him.  Due to numerous demonstrably false statements he made on his bankruptcy petition form, our attorneys filed an adversary complaint arguing that my brother’s debt not be discharged due to his many false statements and due to the fact that court judgments are by-and-large non-dischargeable.  In response, my brother Ken Parks filed yet another countersuit against my husband and me – in direct violation of the Tennessee court’s injunctions.  His countersuit was dismissed with prejudice in the Georgia Federal Bankruptcy Court on December 19, 2019.  We also obtained a Relief from Stay so that we could pursue both civil and criminal complaints against my brother Ken Parks, and any associated costs, for his contempt of the Tennessee court orders.  In the end, because extraditing my brother from Georgia to Tennessee would never be granted, our Georgia attorneys have warned my brother that since the Tennessee judgment and injunctions are domesticated in Georgia, he will face contempt of court charges there if he continues to violate the court orders.
  3. 2019, Groton, Connecticut Probate Court case number 18-00662. My brother Ken Parks and my three other brothers re-filed their 2018 probate action and yet again unsuccessfully sought to gain custody of my mother’s remains (again, not my father’s remains), and they argued additionally that the valid Will my mother made was “forged.”  My four brothers’ court action was again dismissed and the estate was closed.
  4. February, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia Northern District Federal Court case number 20-CV-0598.  In yet another instance of defiance against the Washington County, TN state court judgment and injunction prohibiting my brother Ken Parks from filing any additional lawsuits against us or anyone else without approval from the Washington County, TN court, he filed this lawsuit against my husband and me, our Georgia attorneys and their law firm, the bankruptcy judge and the bankruptcy court, our Tennessee attorney and his law firm, the Washington County, Tennessee judge and the Washington County court system, our Connecticut attorney and his law firm, the New London, Connecticut Superior Court judge who granted full faith and credit to our Tennessee injunction against him to dismiss his fifth pro se lawsuit against us, as well as the entire New London Superior Court system.  We sought full faith and credit be given to our Tennessee state injunction against my brother Ken Parks, and we additionally sought that a permanent pre-filing injunction be placed against my brother that prohibits him from ever again filing pro se lawsuits against us or anyone else.  This lawsuit is the ninth legal action my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks filed against us, and it is the fifth legal action he has filed pro se against us since the October, 2018 judgment and pre-filing injunction was placed against him.  In other words, my brother Ken Parks has filed pro se legal actions more times against us between October, 2018 and February, 2020 when the judgments and pre-filing injunctions were placed against him than he did in all the years between 2004 and 2018 when there were as yet no pre-filing injunctions against him.
Since the 1980s my brother Ken Parks has filed pro se lawsuits in Gwinnett County, Georgia against his ex-wife, the former church he belonged to, against his ex-wife’s husband, and against us.  To the best of our knowledge he never won any of those cases against his ex-wife and her husband, nor against his former church.  In fact we have court documentation that demonstrates he was warned by one presiding judge of being arrested for his refusal to comply with court orders.  Again, my brother Ken Parks has published lies on his dozens of websites and in various Internet forums boasting that he has “won” his baseless pro se lawsuits.  Below are the case numbers for my brother Ken Parks’ court actions involving us, his ex-wife and her husband, and the church of which he was a member:

We reasonably suspect that my brother Ken Parks has filed pro se or threatened to file pro se other meritless, abusive lawsuits against other innocent victims, but as yet we do not have any concrete proof.

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