And so it begins again. Peter Rickmyer, a Level Three sex offender who left Oklahoma around 1990 and still has an active warrant for his arrest, albeit not an EXTRADITABLE warrant, has been filing numerous frivolous lawsuits for the last several years as an intimidation tactic against decent people in the neighborhood. Because of his frivolous filings, Rickmyer has been barred under Rule 9 from making further filings in Hennepin County without a lawyer (a real lawyer, with a license) signing off on the filings.
Undeterred, Rickmyer sued this blogger and others in federal court and his lawsuit was slapped down. Despite the failure of his lawsuit on its face and a $5,000 judgment for filing a baseless suit, Rickmyer was not completely barred from making further federal filings. Why? Well, the legal rationale was apparently that Rickmyer was nowhere near the all time record for frivolous filings as described in the applicable case law...
Which is unfortunate, because now it appears Rickmyer is beginning the kind of lawsuit spree witnessed over the years in state court, only this time he's doing it in federal court. An anonymous commenter drew to my attention a new federal filing which appears, in summary form, on a website called RFC Express, click here for a link.
Rickmyer is the plaintiff. Named as defendants are the City of Minneapolis, (of course) ABM Security Services, Bruce Johnson, Troy Walker and Michael Jungers. None of these names ring any bells to this blogger. My assumption is somebody told this smelly pervert to leave a business establishment or a government building and he is literally making a federal case out of it.
The history of the case and documents (which I could buy online, but heck if I will) show a bunch of documents were all filed on March 6 and the case has been assigned the docket number 2014CV00614. There is an initial complaint and, part and parcel of the same filing, a request to proceed without the payment of legal fees and a request for the court to appoint an attorney. There is also a memorandum in support of motion, no doubt recycled from numerous other filings by Rickmyer where he asks to proceed without paying fees and asks for his own special attorney to sue on his behalf. There is also some kind of "exhibit," which I figure is either a document showing there was a transaction or some kind of police report.
Whatever it is...
Well, this is never going to end until Rickmyer is declared a frivolous litigant in FEDERAL court as well. Also, Rickmyer has a history of re-suing people who settle with him (attorney David Schooler comes to mind) so those who do not learn from history will be condemned to repeat it.
USA Today recently published a great expose about fugitives who commit crimes because nobody is chasing them, even though their whereabouts are known. The fact USA Today has informed the nation about this troubling phenomenon has, all the same, produced no action and no solution where this fugitive sex offender and serial frivolous litigant Peter Rickmyer is concerned.