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MARYFRANCES CASSELL v. SHELLY SHELLENBERGER (08/20/86)

filed: August 20, 1986.

MARYFRANCES CASSELL, APPELLANT,
v.
SHELLY SHELLENBERGER, JOSEPH SHERER, ERVIN STUTZMAN AND KEITH YODER, APPELLEES



Appeal from the Order February 6, 1985 in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Civil No. 2694 of 1984.

COUNSEL

MaryFrances Cassell, in propria persona.

Jered L. Hock, Harrisburg, for appellees.

Olszewski, Hoffman and Roberts, JJ.

Author: Olszewski

[ 356 Pa. Super. Page 102]

This is an appeal from an order dismissing appellant's complaint. After reviewing the procedural history of this case, replete with requests for continuances and petitions for disqualification of counsel, and upon examining the sufficiency of the complaint, we affirm the order of the trial court.

Appellant, a pro se plaintiff, filed a writ of summons against appellees in September 1984. At that time she was

[ 356 Pa. Super. Page 103]

    engaged in approximately 17 separate law suits, all of which appear to have arisen from the same set of circumstances. Due to a physical injury sustained in an automobile accident, appellant petitioned for a continuance in each lawsuit to which she was a party. The petition was denied on September 25, 1984, and a subsequent appeal to this Court was ultimately quashed. Appellant eventually filed a one-line complaint consisting of the single allegation, "They hateth me without a cause." This complaint was later amended, without leave of court or the consent of the appellees, such that it contained the following allegations:*fn1

Count 1 -- They hated me without a cause. Damages -- $500,000

Count 2 -- They devoureth my house, and for a pretense make long prayer. Damages -- $500,000

Count 3 -- Out of their hearts proceed evil thoughts. ...


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