The Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (OPCA) Litigant Case

Jonnette Watson Hamilton; "The Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (OPCA) Litigant Case" A summary of Meads v. Meads 2012 ABQB 571 https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/the-organized-pseudolegal-commercial-argument-opca-litigant-case.pdf . http://ablawg.ca/2012/10/30/the-organized-pseudolegal-commercial-argument-opca-litigant-case/ https://freemandelusion.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/the-organized-pseudolegal-commercial-argument-opca-litigant-case.pdf

What is an OPCA adherent?

The term "OPCA adherent" or "OPCA litigant" appears frequently through this website. "OPCA" is an acronym of the term "Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument" which is the main type of pseudo legal contention being raised in courts, and in popular intercourse online, and the subject of this website. An "OPCA adherent" is one who adheres to … Continue reading What is an OPCA adherent?

Meads v. Meads 2012 ABQB 571

Meads v Meads 2012 ABQB 571 “This Court has developed a new awareness and understanding of a category of vexatious litigant. As we shall see, while there is often a lack of homogeneity, and some individuals or groups have no name or special identity, they (by their own admission or by descriptions given by others) … Continue reading Meads v. Meads 2012 ABQB 571

Ennis v Credit Union Australia [2016] FCCA 1705

Ennis v Credit Union Australia [2016] FCCA 1705 "The argument described in the material is an “Organised Pseudolegal Commercial Argument” and there are, as the respondents submissions point out, a number of hallmarks to that type of approach which are present in the current case. The relevant approach has been described in other cases – … Continue reading Ennis v Credit Union Australia [2016] FCCA 1705

Kosteska v Magistrate Manthey & Anor [2013] QCA 105

Kosteska v Phillips; Kosteska v Commissioner of Police [2011] QCA 266 The applicant contended that the Court of Appeal was not a lawfully established court and raised a complaint that the only form of legal tender was gold or silver coin, in defence of a cannabis charge. Of note in this case is the references … Continue reading Kosteska v Magistrate Manthey & Anor [2013] QCA 105

Adelaide City Council v Lepse [2016] SASC 66

Adelaide City Council v Lepse [2016] SASC 66 was the appeal of a parking ticket conviction and fine. At the trial the defendant stood at the courtroom door and when the Lepse matter was called identified herself by her first name, said she was the personal representative of Lepse. The court informed her that the … Continue reading Adelaide City Council v Lepse [2016] SASC 66

Lion Finance Pty Ltd v Johnston [2018] FCCA 2745

Lion Finance Pty Ltd v Johnston [2018] FCCA 2745 "Having read the applicant's (Johnston) material I formed the view that the applicant (Johnston) was seeking to avoid payment of her debt by engaging in an argument which has found some favour around the world, but principally in the United States, Canada and Australia. The argument … Continue reading Lion Finance Pty Ltd v Johnston [2018] FCCA 2745

Coshott v Spencer [2016] NSWDC 43

Coshott v Spencer [2016] NSWDC 43 "As to the principles of construction of statutes generally in “no jurisdiction” applications, I note generally the comprehensive analysis of the relevant principles in Meads v Meads [2012] ABQB 571 and SAS Trustee Corporation v Woollard [2014] NSWCA 75 [At 58-60] "Although the principles by which legislation is to … Continue reading Coshott v Spencer [2016] NSWDC 43

ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7

ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7 "The A4V notice and the “certified agreement” are unilateral “quasi-agreements” unsupported by valuable consideration. Neither is binding on the involuntary party. The documents do not create formal legal relations or contractual consequences with or for anyone. In fact despite its misuse of Latin maxims and bizarre make … Continue reading ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7

Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776

In Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776 the husband claimed he comes under the higher jurisdiction of the “UCADIA BYLAWS”, with all registrations of property and records (birth certificate etc). He claims that a property settlement between the wife and the husband was conducted under the higher jurisdiction of Ecclesiastical Ruling by the Church. … Continue reading Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Nuera Health Pty Ltd (No 2) [2007] FCA 1756

In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Nuera Health Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) [2007] FCA 695 there were orders made granting injunctions based on findings of contraventions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) against the respondents, which was of the most appalling nature, involving exploiting the families of persons suffering from terminal cancer and … Continue reading Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Nuera Health Pty Ltd (No 2) [2007] FCA 1756

The Aussie OPCA Sphere

“Following the rise of the “Strawman,” a kind of new, international pseudolegal tradition has emerged with accepted elements from many different sources, entwined with a matrix of false or distorted history and conspiratorial belief. This might be called the “OPCAsphere.” For a novice visitor, the OPCA sphere is a strange place. Its occupants see themselves … Continue reading The Aussie OPCA Sphere

Sovereign characters

Ernie Tertelgte is an interesting OPCA character. He was initially only charged for fishing without a fishing licence, but was notably passionate in his in-court responses. As is often the alleged conclusion with OPCA mentions, he “dismissed the matter” and walked out, after the magistrate allegedly “abandoned ship, leaving him the highest sovereign in the … Continue reading Sovereign characters

Vexatious litigation

Extract from Kosteska v Magistrate Manthey & Anor [2013] QCA 105: 1 "This is not the first case in which Ms Kosteska‟s argument has been advanced. It, and others like it, have wasted the time of the courts and opposing litigants, together with taxpayers‟ money for some time. This is not a peculiarly Australian problem. Similar … Continue reading Vexatious litigation