Can anyone refresh my fading memory. that Scientology's Scientologist Attorney Helena
Kobrin was cited in a legal textbook as the, well, "textbook" example of
barratry, but I
can't find a reference. Anyone?
I know about the Gerbode case, but what textbook--or am I misremembering
1994 May 24. RTC attorney Helena Kobrin and the law firm of Bowles and Moxon fined $17,775 for filing a frivolous lawsuit. [source: RTC v. Frank Gerbode (current transfer binder) RICO Bus. Disp. Guide (CCH) par. 8595 (C.D. Cal. May 2, 1994) US District Court Central District of California case # 93-2226 AWT, Judge A. Wallace Tashima
This is the same Helena Kibrin that managed to turn what was an innocent legal copy of
an unsealed public court record from the central district of california" into
"stolen property" to con a Federal Judge into authorizing a search and seizure of my home in RTC vs
Subject: Re: Harassment from Helena Kobrin
From: Margarita Lacabe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 16 May 1998 18:31:46 GMT
In misc.legal.computing Eric Bohlman <email@example.com> wrote:
: Was this a citation to the Gerbode case, or did she get sanctioned yet
: another time?
Yes, it was the Gerbode case. It appears on the 1995 supplement to the
Yeazell, Landers and Martin Civil Procedure casebook, on the chapter
that discusses Rule 11 sanctions.
Margarita Lacabe - Derechos - firstname.lastname@example.org -
"We are never so likely to settle a question
rightly as when we discuss it freely."
Thomas Babington, 1830
From email@example.com Tue May 26 05:30:32 1998
Subject: REQUEST: Helena Kobrin Law Book Citation
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 03:30:32 GMT
Recently on another thread law student Margarita Lacabe noted that there
was a reference to Helena Kobrin in her civil procedures textbook, in a
section on judicial sanctions "against lawyers who abuse the judicial system"
which discusses Rule 11 sanctions (sanctions for frivilous lawsuits).
Apparently the authors are Yeazell, Landers and Martin, but no title or publisher was
stated by Ms. Lacabe, and I have been unable to find this book on the net.
If anyone has this book, will you e-mail and post verbatim the section
from that book which mentions Ms. Kobrin, or tell me where I might find the
citation itself on the net? If you can provide the citation itself,
please include the book's full title, the publisher name, publication date, and
the pages cited. This information will be used to update the next edition of
the COS SHYSTER LIST.
Many thanks in advance.
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: Recently on another thread law student Margarita Lacabe noted that there was
: a reference to Helena Kobrin in her civil procedures textbook, in a section
: on judicial sanctions "against lawyers who abuse the judicial system" which
: discusses Rule 11 sanctions (sanctions for frivilous lawsuits). Apparently
: the authors are Yeazell, Landers and Martin, but no title or publisher was
: stated by Ms. Lacabe, and I have been unable to find this book on the net.
From an Altavista search of an index of law texts, only two books turned
up, and I'd guess that one of these is the one you're looking for (they
just seem to be different editions of the same text; the first one is
the most recent, but would not be the edition Ms. Lacabe used unless she was
in law school in 1998). You can view this at the following site, which
also permits online ordering (I assume that you can also find these
books in many law libraries as well):
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Linkname: FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, with Selected Statutes
and Cases Filename: http://www.aspenpub.com/lawsch/law/Civil0.htm#ANC32
[Begin relevant excerpts of the link with information on the Yeazell
FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, with Selected Statutes and Cases
Stephen C. Yeazell, University of California at Los Angeles
1998 Paperback 450 pages
ISBN 1-56706-768-9 Stock #67689
[...snip works by other authors...]
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