Lurea Hornbuckle v. Bank of America National Assn
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [14-10070 Affirmed ] Judge: CDK , Judge: ECP , Judge: LHS Mandate pull date is 09/19/2014 [14-10070]
Date Filed: 08/29/2014
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
August 29, 2014
Lyle W. Cayce
BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Texas
USDC No. 4:13-CV-729
Before KING, PRADO, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Lurea Hornbuckle, proceeding pro se, appeals the district court’s
dismissal of her civil action, which raised numerous assertions concerning
foreclosure proceedings involving property located in Arlington, Texas.
Because Hornbuckle has not addressed the reasons for the district court’s
dismissal of her action, she has abandoned any challenge to that decision. See
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH
CIR. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 08/29/2014
Brinkmann v. Dallas Cnty. Deputy Sheriff Abner, 813 F.2d 744, 748 (5th Cir.
Hornbuckle also appeals the district court’s imposition of sanctions. A
court’s invocation of its inherent power to impose sanctions should be confined
to instances of “bad faith or willful abuse of the judicial process.” In re Moore,
739 F.3d 724, 729 (5th Cir. 2014) (internal quotation marks and citation
In light of Hornbuckle’s repetitive filings challenging the same
subject matter, her actions met this standard, and the district court’s $500
sanction did not constitute an abuse of discretion. Id. at 729-30. Accordingly,
we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment.
This court has previously warned Hornbuckle that “repetitive filings of
frivolous claims regarding the same subject matter constitutes abuse of judicial
process” and could result in sanctions. See Hornbuckle v. Massachusetts Mut.
Life Ins. Co., 399 F. App’x 863, 865 (5th Cir. 2010). Because Hornbuckle has
not heeded this warning and has failed to brief any challenge to the reasons
for the district court’s dismissal of her instant action, a monetary SANCTION
of $500 payable to the clerk of this court is IMPOSED. IT IS FURTHER
ORDERED that Hornbuckle is BARRED from filing in this court or any court
subject to this court’s jurisdiction any pleadings until the sanction is paid in
full, unless she first obtains leave of the court in which she seeks to file her
pleadings. Hornbuckle is WARNED that any future frivolous or repetitive
filings regarding the same subject matter will subject her to additional and
progressively more severe sanctions, as will the failure to withdraw any
pending matters that are frivolous.
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