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Crime & Punishment: Wesleyan Students Get Kicked Out of the Connecticut Science Center
Cecelia Lebby is constantly at the New Britain Superior Court, filing paperwork and attending hearings, but she isn't a court clerk or lawyer. Lebby is just a citizen who has filed more than 70 lawsuits and 40 appeals pro se since 2005, reports WFSB. Among those she has attempted to sue are the New Britain Police Department, Connecticut Light and Power, Wal-Mart, Target and the fan club of Poison singer Bret Michaels. Most of her reasons are odd. For example, she plans on suing Ted Nugent because she says a concert she attended ended too soon. (Side note: There is no such thing as a Ted Nugent concert that ends too soon.) Lebby meets low-income eligibility, so the fee to file each suit is waived. Though most of her cases are quickly dismissed, she did get $8,000 from WWE in an out-of-court settlement that forbade her from suing the company again. When asked to respond to those who would say she is abusing the system, Lebby said she doesn't "listen to those people; I listen to God, because I know in my heart that I'm doing this for the right cause."
By Nick Keppler
February 26, 2013