That Trick Never Works

That Trick Never Works
May 23, 2013

David L. Applegate

David Applegate is a Chicago-based trial lawyer and partner at the law firm of Williams Montgomery... (read full bio)

As reported in the March 3, 2013 Idaho Statesman, a woman who has been designated a vexatious litigant by three western states for filing frivolous lawsuits--as well as by federal courts at the trial, appellate court, and U. S. Supreme Court levels--has filed yet another suit, this time challenging her designation as a vexatious litigant.

As reported by the Statesman and picked up by the Associated Press, court records reveal Holli Lundahl Telford has been declared a “vexatious litigant” by the states of California, Montana, and Utah, by the United States District Court of Idaho, by the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 10th Circuits, and by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2011 a judge in eastern Idaho made the same call, and again Telford fought the designation. This time she challenged a rule that had never been tested by the Idaho Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case in early March and ruled against Ms. Telford in April.

Sources: Rebecca Boone, “http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Woman-fights-frivolous-lawsuit-law-in-court-194685171.html">Woman fights frivolous lawsuit law in court,” Associated Press, March 3, 2013; Judicial Hellholes, “http://www.judicialhellholes.org/tag/holli-lundahl-telford/ ">Idaho Justices Ban ‘Vexatious Litigant,’” April 24, 2013

David L. Applegate

David Applegate is a Chicago-based trial lawyer and partner at the law firm of Williams Montgomery... (read full bio)