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For the past few weeks I have been following an ongoing dispute between Thomas C Retzlaff and What finally prompted me to write about this ongoing saga was a tweet that was recently posted.

Due to certain concerns I have had about Bullyville in the past, I did some checking and it seems that Bullyville’s issues with Mr. Retzlaff may have merit. Public records indicate that Mr Retzlaff is what is known as a Vexatious Litigant. In layman’s terms, as best as I can discern, it means someone that files a lot of lawsuits that have no merit. Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary. It may take the form of a primary frivolous lawsuit or may be the repetitive, burdensome, and unwarranted filing of meritless motions in a matter which is otherwise a meritorious cause of action.


In the state of Texas, a list of Vexatious litigants is published so that officers of the court can be warned of these types of litigants.

§ 11.054. CRITERIA FOR FINDING PLAINTIFF A VEXATIOUS LITIGANT. A court may find a plaintiff a vexatious litigant if the defendant shows that there is not a reasonable probability that the plaintiff will prevail in the litigation against the defendant and that: (1) the plaintiff, in the seven-year period immediately preceding the date the defendant makes the motion under Section 11.051, has commenced, prosecuted, or maintained in propria persona at least five litigations other than in a small claims court that have been: (A) finally determined adversely to the plaintiff; (B) permitted to remain pending at least two years without having been brought to trial or hearing; or (C) determined by a trial or appellate court to be frivolous or groundless under state or federal laws or rules of procedure; (2) after a litigation has been finally determined against the plaintiff, the plaintiff repeatedly relitigates or attempts to relitigate, in propria persona, either: (A) the validity of the determination against the same defendant as to whom the litigation was finally determined; or (B) the cause of action, claim, controversy, or any of the issues of fact or law determined or concluded by the final determination against the same defendant as to whom the litigation was finally determined; or (3) the plaintiff has previously been declared to be a vexatious litigant by a state or federal court in an action or proceeding based on the same or substantially similar facts, transition, or occurrence. Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 806, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

After a good deal of reading through the Texas public records as well as the article, It came clear to me that it would be best if Mr Retzlaff be located and served in order to answer those accusations against them.

This is not the first time someone has run away from a process server and when someone engages in this sort of evasion, there is a predisposition of guilt at least to me. My opinion has always been that if someone believes their stance is correct and just, that they should be willing to appear in court to defend their position. statements or actions.

To run away in this manner is the act of a coward.

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