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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.

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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