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Vexatious Litigant Case Argued in California Supreme Court

May 5, 2011

On May 4, 2011, Martin argued a case in the California Supreme Court on the proper interpretation of California’s vexatious litigant statute.  Martin represents an attorney who was sued by a vexatious litigant.  The issue in the case is whether a vexatious litigant must obtain permission of the presiding judge to proceed in propria persona if he is initially represented by counsel, but later becomes self-represented during the pendency of the case.