Storix v. Johnson | Common Counts Suit (State)

JUDGE RANDA TRAPP & JUDGE KATHERINE BACAL

Since Judge Huff stayed Johnson's conversion claim against Management indefinitely, Johnson finally brought a claim against Storix in state court instead, demanding the $475,000 of company profits he earned while he was Storix's sole shareholder.  And, since Judge Huff dismissed his claim against Storix for failing to compensate him for his copyrights under an oral contract (by finding the contract invalid), Johnson included a new claim against Storix for "failure to compensate for goods provided" under an implied promise (given that any agreement was between Johnson and himself since he was Storix's sole shareholder, officer and director). 

 

The case was randomly assigned to Judge Katherine A. Bacal, who immediately started her same shenanigans. She and Judge Randa M. Trapp rejected Johnson's filing of the complaint because his name allegedly appeared on the vexatious litigant list (that was clearly another "Anthony Johnson" who filed dozens of lawsuits in Los Angeles ten years earlier). After months Johnson spent finally defeating their efforts to prevent the filing, Judge Bacal once again rejected his peremptory challenge - this time by maniuplating the court docket to make his request appear untimely. Johnson was then stuck with Judge Bacal, who made clear in the prior State Malicious Prosecution Suit that no claims by Johnson would ever be heard on the merits in her court.

 

Again, Johnson had to vountarily dismiss the case without prejudice to avoid her impending dismissal. Yet somehow Procopio found out about the case even though the complaint was never served.