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

“This website addresses the problem of meritless, abusive lawsuits filed by self-represented / pro se litigants and calls for legislative action that requires judges to practice sua sponte judicial review of all pro se litigants’ lawsuits.

This website also addresses the problem of religious frauds and various disturbing and harmful tactics that religious frauds use against their victims – including filing meritless, abusive lawsuits.

The matters discussed in this website involve subjects which merit constitutionally protected public scrutiny, and this website provides documentation, commentary and opinion on matters of public concern.”

Paulette Buchanan, M.A.

October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

On October 5, 2020, in a hearing before Washington County, Tennessee Circuit Court Judge Jean Stanley, my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks was found to have committed multiple counts of contempt of the October, 2018 court order barring him from filing any additional legal actions against me, Paulette Buchanan, and/or my husband Scott Buchanan, and/or anyone else without first getting approval from the Washington County court.  We petitioned the court to have a permanent pre-filing restriction placed against him (instead of the 6 year injunction in the October, 2018 court order), and to order my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks to pay all of our attorney fees in all of the legal actions he took against us illegally in Connecticut and Georgia in defiance of the court order against him.  Our attorney fees also included the cost of the Tennessee case against him for his multiple counts of contempt of court.  Judge Stanley granted all our petitions, and she signed the Order October 23, 2020 in which my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks is: 

  1. permanently enjoined from filing any lawsuits against us without an attorney representing him, and that attorney must sign an affidavit confirming that he/she is aware of the permanent court order and swearing that any legal actions my brother — through his attorney — tries to bring against us are not meritless, abusive, or otherwise legally defective; 
  2. ordered to stop his current lawsuit that he illegally filed pro se against us in February, 2020 in Northern Georgia Federal District Court (Atlanta);
  3. found to be in multiple counts of contempt of court by defying the October, 2018 court order against him which barred him from filing pro se any additional lawsuits against us or anyone else for 6 years without judicial approval;
  4. ordered to be taken into custody and extradited to Washington County, Tennessee, and be required to answer the Washington County court to explain why he defied multiple times the court injunction against him barring him from pro se suing me, my husband and other people (this initial “Attachment” for civil contempt was set aside due to extradition costs, but criminal contempt charges are pending);
  5. ordered to pay us an additional $13,038.50 in attorney fees we accrued due to his illegal pro se legal actions against us in Connecticut and Georgia, and the Tennessee attorney fees we paid to bring his contempt of court issues before the Washington County court and our petition requesting a permanent injunction against him which bars him from filing any additional pro se legal actions against my husband and me.    

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