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Catherine Conrad

Apr 2, 2015

‘Banana Lady’ could be prevented from filing more lawsuits

A Madison-area entertainer known for filing frivolous lawsuits could be barred from taking additional legal action in federal court.

Feb 25, 2015

‘Banana Lady’ ordered to pay more than $12K (UPDATE)

A Madison entertainer has been ordered to pay attorney's fees and costs in a suit she brought against her former auto insurance carrier for a 2008 accident.

Sep 24, 2014

Jail a rarity for civil contempt

Attorney David Pliner knew his request for jail time was “extreme,” but he felt he had to try.

Sep 8, 2014

Litigious duo avoids jail time

Despite pleas from their opposing attorneys, a judge did not send a pair of litigious Madison pro se plaintiffs to jail for violating his court order in an already closed lawsuit.

Aug 1, 2014

Attorneys seek jail time for litigants who won’t stop filing

Two attorneys have asked a Dane County judge to make good on his threat of jail time for two litigants who continue to pursue a case the judge declared over.

Jul 28, 2014

‘Banana Lady’ files again (UPDATE)

A Madison entertainer who has made a name for herself by repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits has filed her second suit this month associated with a car crash.

Jul 14, 2014

Dane County judge halts serial litigants’ ability to file

A Dane County judge has permanently enjoined two Madison artists from filing any lawsuits against defendants and attorneys who were the subject of up to seven lawsuits that repeatedly have been thrown out as frivolous.

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Jul 10, 2014

Litigious duo face possible jail time

Attorneys who have been targeted by two Madison artists who made a reputation for themselves by filing frivolous claims against attorneys want a judge to put a stop to things, with jail time if necessary.

May 30, 2014

COURT GESTURES: Niess doesn’t play nice with serial litigant

Serial pro se litigant Rodney Rigsby is still at it.

May 15, 2014

Banana Lady loses again in court

A Dane County circuit judge threw out another case Thursday afternoon from a litigious Madison entertainer who performs as “The Banana Lady.”

May 5, 2014

Judges, attorneys fed up with trio’s onslaught of litigation

An emerging pattern of aggressive and often baseless lawsuits from three litigious Madison residents is irritating judges and lawyers in state and federal courts.

Apr 14, 2014

7th Circuit judge calls out woman’s ‘incessant’ court filings

A Madison woman who performs as “The Banana Lady” – and has filed several pro se lawsuits against people she claims damaged that image – had another appeal shot down Monday.


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