Pro se litigant sanctioned for filing carbon copy cases


This is an ERISA case filed by a medical doctor. Because he filed the same (or nearly the same case) before and lost, his case was dismissed and he was sanctioned. Source:

If you lose, you can appeal. You should not file the same case again in the same court. The second filing is barred by a doctrine known as res judicata – latin words for “we have already dealt with this case before.”

Source: Griffin v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., Dist. Court, MD Florida 2017 – Google Scholar

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