Document Type


Publication Date



Plaintiff-appellant Sam Polur appeals from a judgment entered on July 24, 1989, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Stanton, J.) dismissing his complaint in part on res judicata and collateral estoppel grounds and in part for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. In the complaint, Polur alleged that defendants-appellees conspired to deprive him of his constitutional rights in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1982) and engaged in a pattern of racketeering in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968 (1988), by wrongfully obtaining and enforcing a state criminal contempt order and sanctions judgment against him. Polur also appeals from that portion of the judgment enjoining him from filing in the federal courts, against certain of the defendants, further suits arising out of any matter relating to the instant litigation. See Polur v. Raffe, 727 F.Supp. 810 (S.D.N.Y. 1989).

On appeal, Polur contends that the district court erred in dismissing the complaint. He also contends that the injunction is improper. We affirm the dismissal of the complaint substantially for the reasons adopted by Judge Stanton; however, we modify the injunction as provided herein.


912 F.2d 52 (1990)

Sam POLUR, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Hyman RAFFE, Ira Postel, A.R. Fuels, Inc., Feltman, Karesh, Major & Farbman, Esqs., Donald F. Schneider, Esq., Alvin F. Klein, Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, County of New York, David H. Edwards, Jr., Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, County of New York, Donald F. Diamond, Special Referee of the Supreme Court, State of New York, County of New York, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 1048, Docket 89-9003. United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued May 29, 1990.

Decided August 22, 1990.

New York Law School location: File #990, Box #125