He Claimed Mucho
The Law Society Gazette (UK) reports that:1
A serial litigant who has ‘repeatedly advanced baseless allegations of dishonesty and bad faith’ in a litany of claims has been banned from bringing claims in the High Court for two years.
Sayed Sangamneheri has sued arbitrator Jonathan Bellamy, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a High Court master and others, including their solicitors, since the 2015 collapse of an arbitration concerning a contract to exchange plots of land for gold.
He first brought a judicial review against Bellamy, his clerk and CIArb after Bellamy resigned as the arbitrator. This was dismissed as being totally without merit. He then sued Bellamy for 583,387,844,759,442,000,000,000kg of gold – which the High Court heard is ‘more than the total amount of gold ever mined in the world’. …..
Patricia Robertson QC, sitting as a High Court judge, imposed another ECRO [extended civil restraint order] after striking out Sangamneheri’s latest claim – for £33.3 quadrillion – against CIArb, its president, three current or former members of its staff and Bellamy, as being totally without merit.
The judge expressed concern at the ‘cavalier manner in which [Sangamneheri] appears to be prepared to make serious allegations of dishonesty and bad faith, against an ever-expanding list of people’, adding that ‘there is every reason to expect that, unless an ECRO is made, he will continue.