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Copeland v. Township of Bellmawr

United States District Court, D. New Jersey

August 7, 2018

MARCIA COPELAND, M.D., Plaintiff,
v.
TOWNSHIP OF BELLMAWR, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE NJ, JIM BRALEY, MAYOR OF BELLMAWR, JSC MARY EVA COLALILLO, JSC DEBORAH SILVERMAN KATZ, JSC ROBERT MILLENKY, ROBERT SALDUTTI, ESQ., ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT, LISA SHARKEY, JUDGE ANTHONY PUGLISI, ANDREW KARCICH, ESQ., SCOTT LEVINE, ESQ., and MARTY ABO, Defendants.

          MARCIA COPELAND, M.D. 2 APPLE RIDGE WAY PLAINTIFF APPEARING PRO SE

          JEFFREY S. CRAIG KELLEY, WARDELL, CRAIG, ANNIN & BAXTER, LLP ON BEHALF OF THE BELLMAWR DEFENDANTS

          MELIHA ARNAUTOVIC OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF N.J. ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANTS THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE, JSC MARY EVA COLALILLO, JSC DEBORAH SILVERMAN KATZ, JSC ROBERT MILLENKY, ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT, JUDGE ANTHONY PUGLISI

          REBECCA K. MCDOWELL SALDUTTI LAW GROUP ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT ROBERT SALDUTTI, ESQUIRE

          MEREDITH KAPLAN STOMA MORGAN MELHUISH ABRUTYN ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANTS LISA SHARKEY AND MARTY ABO

          FARDENE E. BLANCHARD LYNCH & KARCHICH LLC ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT ANDREW KARCICH, ESQUIRE

          MELISSA J. KANBAYASHI MARKS, O'NEILL, O'BRIEN, DOHERTY & KELLY, PC CHERRY TREE CORPORATE CENTER ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT SCOTT LEVINE, ESQUIRE

          OPINION

          NOEL L. HILLMAN, U.S.D.J.

         This is the fifth federal court action filed by Plaintiff, Marcia Copeland, M.D., concerning a state court default judgment entered against her in February 2012.[1] Plaintiff's fourth federal court action, filed in May 2015, provides a summary of Plaintiff's litigation efforts up until that point:

This case has a long history in state and federal court. In 2009, Plaintiff Marcia Copeland hired attorney Scott Levine to pursue a case against GRP Financial Services Corp. Abo & Co. was hired to provide expert testimony in that case. Plaintiff was dissatisfied with Abo & Co.'s services, and felt she had “no business paying for it.” Abo & Co. then retained attorney Andrew Karcich and filed a claim for arbitration against Plaintiff with the American Arbitration Association. Plaintiff chose not to participate in arbitration. On January 14, 2011, an arbitration award was entered in favor of Abo & Co. for $49, 777.88. Abo & Co. sought to enforce their award, and the Superior Court entered a default judgment against Plaintiff. Plaintiff later attempted to have the default judgment vacated, but her motion was denied by Judge Deborah Silverman-Katz. Because of their roles in these events, Judge Silverman-Katz, Mr. Levine, and Mr. Karcich are now named defendants in this action, along with Abo & Co.
Abo & Co. continued to seek payment of the arbitration award through legal action. They were unsuccessful until two years later, when Judge Mary Eva Colalillo appointed Robert Saldutti, Esq. as a receiver to collect rental income from Plaintiff's rental properties. Plaintiff has also named Mary Eva Colalillo and Mr. Saldutti as defendants in the present action.
In 2013, Plaintiff began aggressively pursuing her legal options to fight the collection of Abo & Co.'s arbitration award. She filed various motions in response to Abo & Co.'s enforcement action against her. She attempted to revive a suit she had filed in 2011 against Abo & Co., Mr. Levine, Mr. Karcich, and the American Arbitration Association. She filed a complaint with the New Jersey Board of Accountancy against Mr. Abo. She filed three different complaints in the District of New Jersey. None of these actions were successful.
In 2015, Plaintiff, along with trustee Minta Smith, filed the present Complaint in the Southern District of New York. Plaintiff's Complaint alleges violations of a range of constitutional amendments, criminal statutes, civil statutes, and jurisdictional statutes, all apparently stemming from Judge Colallilo's appointing a receiver to collect rental income from Plaintiff's rental properties. Many of Plaintiff's claims are identical to her 2013 claims that were previously dismissed under Rule 12(b)(6) in the District of New Jersey by Judge Renee Marie Bumb. In addition to a few new claims, there are several new defendants, including Judge Bumb. Several defendants previously moved to dismiss this Complaint. On October 5, 2015, Judge Vincent Briccetti held that the Southern District of New York was not the proper venue for this case, and transferred it to the District of New Jersey. Plaintiff moved for reconsideration, which was denied.

Marcia Copeland v. United States Department of Justice, 3:15-cv-07431-AET-TJB, 2015 WL 9294810, at *1-2 (D.0N.J. 2015) (Thompson, J.) (“Co ...


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