Trials & Litigation

Inmate Sues Over Alleged Guiness Book Plan to Name Him Most Litigious

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Jonathan Lee Riches admittedly has participated in a lot of litigation. But the federal prison inmate says the Guiness Book of World Records has it wrong concerning some of the information that the renowned world-record compiler allegedly plans to print about his filing of some 4,000 lawsuits worldwide.

So Riches, who is also known as Irving Picard, is fighting back in a manner that might have been predicted, according to the Spokesman-Review: He’s suing.

In litigation he apparently filed pro se in federal court in the Eastern District of Washington last week, Riches seeks injunctive relief preventing the record book’s publishers from referring to him as the “Johnny Sue-nami,” “Sue-per-man” and the “Patrick Ewing of suing,” among other descriptive terms he finds objectionable, the newspaper recounts.

Riches is incarcerated in a medical facility in Lexington, Ky.

Hat tip: Overlawyered.

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