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June 18, 2024

Wesley Township Trustee Leonard McCubbin Sued For $45,000 In Lawsuit Destined To Fail –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On July 11, 2021

Wilmington, IL. (ECWd) –

Local pauper John Norton filed another frivolous and unverified lawsuit a few weeks ago. He is able to do this by “qualifying” for exemptions to the filing fees, and he is good at using that privilege.

In his latest unintelligible lawsuit, he filed a Complaint against Wesley Township Trustee Leonard McCubbin in his individual capacity, and purportedly under the Citizens Participation Act (“CPA”), 735 ILCS 110.

Our reading of Section 15 of the CPA, indicates it can only be used “to dispose of a claim in a judicial proceeding . . .” – which should mean that a lawsuit based entirely on the CPA has no merit. A CPA is a Motion in response to a lawsuit filed against a person or entity, not the basis to file the lawsuit itself.

In Count 1, Norton complains of allegedly getting hit more than 2 years prior to this filing – which was summarily disposed of by the Courts in a previous filing by Norton against McCubbin. See the definition of res judicata. He complains that McCubbin may have used social media to intimidate and discourage him from attending township meetings and using township property like the park.

In Count 2, Norton alleges that someone committed perjury more than 2 years ago and that he deserves $45,000 for that, and restates his “rights” under the CPA.

A copy of the lawsuit can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.

Norton v Mccubbin


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  • Mike G
    Posted at 12:43h, 11 July Reply

    Just for laughs, I need to track down John Norton’s hearing dates and attend court in person. The nose picker provides quality entertainment to sane society.

    • CIndy B
      Posted at 16:56h, 11 July Reply

      Google Will County Courthouse. His next court date ought to be the doozy of the century! July 26! I have my ticket! Lol

  • Publius
    Posted at 13:04h, 11 July Reply

    He stated he doesn’t have a computer at home or has to use a terminal at the courthouse, and couldn’t efile because of it. How’s he typing it then ?

  • Robert O. Bogue
    Posted at 05:47h, 13 July Reply

    Claiming oneself to be a pauper does not entitle the same to file SLAP suits, to file unwarranted clams or to harass public officials.
    Clearly, Norton relishes the battle and mucking things up more than prevailing in a court of law. No the mark of a stable, well thought out civilized man.

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