Citing 6th Circuit’s Blessing to ‘Filter Out’ Complaints, Michigan District Court Amends Local Rules on ‘Vexatious’ Filings |

Citing a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit authorization for courts under its jurisdiction to “filter out” complaints filed by frivolous or vexatious litigants, the federal trial court for the Eastern District of Michigan has amended its local rules regarding “Enjoined Filers” and ”Assignment and Reassignment of Civil Cases to Judges.”

Specifically, the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, as announced in a March 13 “Notice,” have added to Local Rule 5.2 on ”Enjoined Filers” the following language, according to the public notice:

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