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Arizona attorney general seeks to intervene in 'serial litigator' case

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By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

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PHOENIX — As part of an effort to stop an attorney who has filed nearly 2,000 disability lawsuits in Arizona in recent years, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a motion to intervene in a federal appeal related to what he calls the "serial litigator."

The Arizona Attorney General's Office recently announced its filing of the motion to intervene in Peter Stronjnik's appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court after a U.S. District Court judge dismissed 15 of Stronjnik's lawsuits and consolidating the remaining suits for appeal.

"The federal court has responded with sharp criticisms for  Strojnik’s litigation tactics, calling these suits 'cookie-cutter lawsuits, right down to the same typographical errors,' while noting Strojnik engaged in 'unethical extortion of unreasonable attorney’s fees,'" the Attorney General's Office said in a statement. 

According to the Attorney General's Office, Strojnik filed nearly 2,000 disability lawsuits in Arizona and demanded large settlement amounts, some from small business in the state that do not have legal counsel. The Attorney General's Office said it has intervened and obtained a dismissal for more than 1,000 of the lawsuits, although Stronjnik filed 140 new suits in federal court. 

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