Jones-Soderman v. McVeigh, 042511 FED3, 10-3111

Docket Nº:10-3111
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM
Party Name:JILL JONES-SODERMAN, Appellant v. HONORABLE MARGARET MARY MCVEIGH; PAUL DASHER, PH.D; ANITA RAE MANNS, ESQ.; STEPHEN SCHIPPIONE, ESQ.; MICHAEL KUHNS; KAY MCCORMACK; RICHARD GRUBER; NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS; HONORABLE EDWIN H. STERN; JON S. CORZINE, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of N
Judge Panel:Before: BARRY, JORDAN AND GARTH, Circuit Judges
Case Date:April 25, 2011
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

JILL JONES-SODERMAN, Appellant

v.

HONORABLE MARGARET MARY MCVEIGH; PAUL DASHER, PH.D; ANITA RAE MANNS, ESQ.; STEPHEN SCHIPPIONE, ESQ.; MICHAEL KUHNS; KAY MCCORMACK; RICHARD GRUBER; NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS; HONORABLE EDWIN H. STERN; JON S. CORZINE, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of New Jersey; NEW JERSEY STATE LEGISLATURE; LESLIE ARONSON, Former Executive Director Board of Social Work Examiners; MARILYN BAIR, Former Deputy Attorney General; SUSAN BERGER, Deputy Attorney General; JODI KRUGMAN, ESQ., Deputy Attorney General; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE

No. 10-3111

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

April 25, 2011

NOT PRECEDENTIAL

Submitted Pursuant to Third Circuit LAR 34.1(a) April 20, 2011.

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (D.C. Civil Action No. 08-cv-01887) District Judge: Honorable Peter G. Sheridan

Before: BARRY, JORDAN AND GARTH, Circuit Judges

OPINION

PER CURIAM

Jill Jones-Soderman appeals pro se from the order of the District Court dismissing her amended complaint. We will affirm.

I.

Jones-Soderman's amended complaint arises from the loss of her license to practice social work in New Jersey. According to Jones-Soderman, Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh of the New Jersey Superior Court wrote a letter in 2001 to the New Jersey licensing agency expressing her concern with Jones-Soderman's conduct in connection with a family court matter. That letter precipitated an investigation, during which the agency was not able to confirm that Jones-Soderman possessed a PhD as she had represented. The investigation led in turn to a revocation proceeding, during which Jones-Soderman was represented by Anita Manns. In 2003, Jones-Soderman signed a consent order agreeing to stop presenting herself as a doctor and to the suspension of her license for nine months.

The licensing agency later received information that Jones-Soderman continued to practice in New Jersey during that time (and continued to hold herself out as a doctor). That information led to a second revocation proceeding, during which Jones-Soderman was represented by Stephen Schippione. The second proceeding concluded when Jones-Soderman signed a second consent order in 2004 agreeing to the permanent suspension of her New Jersey license. She later applied for reinstatement of her license, and that application remains pending.

Jones-Soderman filed and amended her federal complaint in 2008, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and state law against numerous defendants whom she holds responsible for the loss of her license. The defendants include Judge McVeigh, assistant attorneys general and hearing officers involved in her current and former revocation proceedings, former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, the New Jersey legislature, and other state employees and agencies (collectively the "state defendants"). Jones-Soderman also named the three private attorneys she retained to represent her during those revocation proceedings. In general, she alleges a conspiracy among all the defendants to deprive her of her license. Among the relief she requested was $13 million in damages, reinstatement of her license, and the enactment of certain laws protecting the rights of children.

Defendants Manns and Schippione answered the amended complaint, but the state defendants moved to dismiss it on numerous grounds under...

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