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Ex-licensee’s appeal of loss on defamation claim frivolous, making him subject to sanction

A litigious ex-private investigator licensee had no valid legal argument in making an appeal of a case in which he alleged that board members and staff of Louisiana's private investigator board defamed him during an earlier trial on another defamation claim, a state appellate court ruled April 1. Given the deficient argument, board defendants were entitled to sanctions against the investigator, as well as all legal costs related to the appeal.

A litigious ex-private investigator licensee had no valid legal argument in making an appeal of a case in which he alleged that board members and staff of Louisiana's private investigator board defamed him during an earlier trial on another defamation claim, a state appellate court ruled April 1. Given the deficient argument, board defendants were entitled to sanctions against the investigator, as well as all legal costs related to the appeal.

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