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'Queen of Torts' jailed for many lawsuits

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Dec 19, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A Colorado woman will spend Christmas in county jail because of her refusal to stop filing lawsuits based on a zoning dispute with a neighbor.

Kay Sieverding, 50, of Steamboat Springs, was ordered jailed in September by a federal judge who found her in contempt of court, the Denver Post reported.

She has filed at least a dozen lawsuits in state and federal courts over the past decade making similar allegations of government conspiracy and collusion regarding her original complaint a neighbor had erected an illegal shed.

Her husband, David Sieverding said he has been unable to find a lawyer willing to take his wife's cases even though they have money to pay an attorney.

The Sieverdings have also sued the American Bar Association because they couldn't get a lawyer; the lawyers who represented the neighbors and the city; Steamboat city officials; the judge who heard a similar case at the state-court level; prosecutors in a related harassment case against Kay Sieverding; the company that insured the city, and the small newspaper in Steamboat Springs, saying the newspaper wrote a defamatory story about Kay Sieverding.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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