No. 127, Docket 78-7254.

587 F.2d 109 (1978)

Julius SHAW, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Thomas HARNETT, as Superintendent of New York State Department of Insurance, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided November 13, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jane Greengold Stevens, New York City (Legal Services for the Elderly Poor, New York, N. Y., Jonathan A. Weiss, New York City, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellant.

Patricia C. Armstrong, New York City (Atty. Gen. of the State of New York, Louis J. Lefkowitz, and Samuel A. Hirshowitz, New York City, of counsel), for defendant-appellee.

Before FRIENDLY, MULLIGAN and GURFEIN, Circuit Judges.


This is an appeal from an order of the District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and its jurisdictional counterpart, 28 U.S.C. § 1343(3), for failing to state a claim on which relief can be granted. The case is an example of the totally meritless § 1983 action which makes needless demands upon state law departments and federal judges and, by uselessly adding to the flood of such suits...

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