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               In its opinion regarding petitioner’s second U.S. District             
          Court lawsuit, the U.S. District Court stated that petitioner’s             
          lawsuits were a “frivolous and vexatious attempt to relitigate              
          adverse decisions reached in his earlier, unsuccessful lawsuits.”           
          The U.S. District Court sanctioned petitioner and ordered him to            
          pay the attorney’s fees of the defendants in that lawsuit as                
          well--this sanction totaled over $23,000.  Additionally, because            
          the thousands of dollars of sanctions it imposed on petitioner in           
          the first U.S. District Court lawsuit and other related lawsuits            
          failed to deter petitioner, the U.S. District Court enjoined                
          petitioner from filing any civil action against Fleet and the               
          other named entities and individuals unless petitioner first                
          filed a bond with the U.S. District Court in the amount of                  
          $25,000.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit                   
          affirmed, by unpublished opinion, the U.S. District Court’s                 
          judgment and permanent injunction.  Stewart v. Fleet Fin., supra.           
               Petitioner devoted his petition, his trial memorandum, the             
          trial, and his briefs in the case at bar to recounting, again,              
          the alleged wrongdoing by Fleet and other individuals whom he had           
          previously sued multiple times in State and Federal courts.  In             
          the petition, at trial, and on brief petitioner raised frivolous            
          arguments and contentions which we conclude were interposed                 
          primarily for delay.  These arguments and contentions were                  
          similar to those that were rejected repeatedly by State and                 

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