567 F.Supp. 146 (M.D.Fla. 1983), 83-351-Civ-J-14, Procup v. Strickland

Docket Nº:83-351-Civ-J-14.
Citation:567 F.Supp. 146
Party Name:Robert PROCUP, Plaintiff, v. C. STRICKLAND, R. Dugger, D. Watson, M. Franks, and Two Unnamed Prison Notaries, Defendants.
Case Date:June 17, 1983
Court:United States District Courts, 11th Circuit, Middle District of Florida
 
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567 F.Supp. 146 (M.D.Fla. 1983)

Robert PROCUP, Plaintiff,

v.

C. STRICKLAND, R. Dugger, D. Watson, M. Franks, and Two Unnamed Prison Notaries, Defendants.

No. 83-351-Civ-J-14.

United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Jacksonville Division.

June 17, 1983

Robert Procup, pro se.

Dean Kowalchyk, Asst. Atty. Gen., Dept. of Legal Affairs Tallahassee, Fla., for defendants.

OPINION

SUSAN H. BLACK, District Judge.

On May 6, 1983, the Court entered an Order to Show Cause, 1 permitting plaintiff

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thirty days in which to demonstrate why the Court should not enter an injunction prohibiting him from filing any further pleadings in the courts of this district. In that order, the Court also allowed the Attorney General of the State of Florida thirty days in which to make his position known. The Court has received and reviewed the pleadings submitted by both parties.

As indicated in its Order to Show Cause, the Court is concerned that plaintiff is and has been engaging in an abuse of the judicial process. Because the Court is empowered under the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a), 2 to enjoin a litigant who repeatedly files groundless and vexatious claims or who otherwise abuses the judicial process, see In re Oliver, 682 F.2d 443 (3d Cir.1982), the Court will review plaintiff's history of litigation to determine whether such sanctions may be appropriately applied against him.

I. BACKGROUND

Robert Procup was received by the Florida Department of Corrections on June 3, 1975, under a sentence of life imprisonment for murder in the first degree. Pursuant to Fla.Stat. § 775.082(1), Procup must serve no less than twenty-five years in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Procup has been incarcerated at Florida State Prison and Union Correctional Institution during his term of confinement. 3 The terms

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and conditions of his confinement at these institutions form the basis for nearly all his actions brought in this division.

Procup filed his first complaint in this division on August 4, 1977. He filed only one other case during the remainder of 1977, and did not file a single action during 1978. However, beginning in 1979 and continuing through this date, Procup has filed civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, pro se, in forma pauperis, at an alarmingly rapid rate. Procup's onslaught has inundated the civil docket to the detriment of other claimants seeking a prompt resolution of their disputes.

To date, Procup has filed the following cases in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division: 4 Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 77-585-Civ-J-S; Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 77-961-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Darby, Case No. 79-565-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Lea, et al., Case No. 79-587-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Pepper, Case No. 79-665-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 79-673- Civ-J-M; Procup v. Barlow, et al., Case No. 79-680-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Brierton, et al., Case No. 79-816-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Brierton, et al., Case No. 79-817-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Brierton, Case No. 79-828-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Lea, et al., Case No. 79-881-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-108-Civ-J-M; Procup, et al. v. Graham, et al., Case No. 80-169-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Savage, et al., Case No. 80-273-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Workman, et al., Case No. 80-278-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-303-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Sewell, et al., Case No. 80-304-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Brigham, et al., Case No. 80-305-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Harrington, et al., Case No. 80-324-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-332-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-387-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Sands, Case No. 80-389-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Harrington, Case No. 80-390-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, Case No. 80-391-Civ-J-M; Procup, et al. v. Barlow, Case No. 80-392-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-393-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-412-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-413-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Bigham, et al., Case No. 80-416-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Jarvis, et al., Case No. 80-417- Civ-J-M; Procup v. Whitworth, et al., Case No. 80-430-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-439-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 80-440-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Belz, Case No. 80-474-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-559-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-560-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-561- Civ-J-M; Procup v. Van Eeden, et al., Case No. 80-580-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-581-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-582-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Jarvis, et al., Case No. 80-590-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-591-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Wilson, et al., Case No. 80-592-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-593-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-606-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., 80-607-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-608-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Pilcher, Case No. 80-609-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-610-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-611-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Seely, et al., Case No. 80-629-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-630-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Seely, et

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al., Case No. 80 -631-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-532-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-633-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Bigham, et al., Case No. 80-642-J-M; Procup v. Hartsfield, et al., Case No. 80-644-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Seely, et al., Case No. 80-645-Civ-J-B; Produp v. Turner, et al., Case No. 80-646-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-647-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Harrington, et al., Case No. 80-679-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-680-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-803-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Pepper, Case No. 80-804-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Morin, Case No. 80-805-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-818-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 80-819-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Baxter, et al., Case No. 80-820-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-825-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-826-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Watson, Case No. 80-867-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Workman, Case No. 80-888-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 80-892-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Watson, Case No. 80892-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Brierton, et al., Case No. 80-903-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Strickland, Case No. 80-905-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-906-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Deering, Case No. 80-907-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Harris, Case No. 80-908-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-909-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Dugger, Case No. 80-910-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Pepper, Case No. 80-911-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 80-934-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Vodt, et al., Case No. 80-963-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Wilson, Case No. 80-1060-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 80-1085-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Seely, et al., Case No. 80-1100-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 80-1106-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Barlow, Case No. 80-1107-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Wilson, et al., Case No. 80-1133-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Eddy, Case No. 81-42-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 81-43-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 81-124-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 81-127-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-167-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 81-225-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Linnehan, et al., Case No. 81-227-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 81-229-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Decker, et al., Case No. 81-253-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Brown, Case No. 81-254-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Rising, et al., Case No. 81-261-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Anderson, et al., Case No. 81-262-Civ-J-JHM; Procup v. Roberts, et al., Case No. 81-263-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Barlow, et al., Case No. 81-264-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Harris, Case No. 81-265-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-301-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Watson, Case No. 81-302-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Graham, Case No. 81-316-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Linnehan, et al., Case No. 81-317-Civ-J-B; Procup b. Wainwright, et al., Case No. 81-318-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Pages, Case No. 81-322-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Andrews, Case No. 81-324-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Terry, et al., Case No. 81-326-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Dayan, Case No. 81-360-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-368-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Barlow, Case No. 81-377-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Frank, et al., Case No. 81-378-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Dugger, et al., Case No. 81-411-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Smith, et al., Case No. 81-416-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-438-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Kemp, et al., Case No. 81-439-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Bigham, et al., Case No. 81-474-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Harrington, Case No. 81-482-Civ-J-WC; Procup v. Strickland, Case No. 81-483-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Strickland, Case No. 81-492-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Novak, Case No. 81-515-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Linnehan et al., Case No. 81-519-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Lee, Case No. 81-521-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Six Unnamed Prison Administrators, et al., Case No. 81-570-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Davis, et al., Case No. 81-615-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Lehr, Case No. 81-653-Civ-WC; Procup v. Decker, Case No. 81-682-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Dayan, et al., Case No. 81-692-Civ-J-JHM; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-702-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Graham, et al., Case No. 81-720-Civ-J-JHM; Procup v. Bigham,

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et al., Case No. 81 -775-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-848-Civ-J-M; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-974-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-1074-Civ-J-JHM; Procup v. Watson, et al., Case No. 81-1119-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 81-1157-Civ-J-JHM; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 81-1249-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Crockett, et al., Case No. 82-120-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case No. 82-438-Civ-J-B; Procup v. Strickland, et al., Case...

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