Walt Foster Dulles, Plaintiff-appellant, v. David S. Tappan; Christopher E. Cobey; Fluor Corporation;fluor Engineers, Inc.; Peter Guest, Defendants-appellees, 892 F.2d 1045 (9th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 892 F.2d 1045 (9th Cir. 1989)

Submitted Sept. 1, 1989. *Decided Dec. 21, 1989

Before JAMES R. BROWNING, KOZINSKI and RYMER, Circuit Judges.


These two cases are ordered consolidated and submitted as of September 1, 1989. Both actions are barred by res judicata. See Federated Dep't Stores, Inc. v. Moitie, 452 U.S. 394, 399 n. 3 (1981). As Dulles has filed 14 repetitious lawsuits, three of these in the Northern District of California, arising out of his termination by Fluor and subsequent litigation, the district court did not abuse its discretion in enjoining him from filing additional lawsuits in the Northern District without first obtaining leave of court. See Franklin v. Murphy, 745 F.2d 1221, 1231-32 (9th Cir. 1984). Fluor's request for attorneys' fees and costs in defending these appeals is granted. Fed. R. App. P. 38.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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