Salessi v. Shadab
Kareem Salessi bought a house in Laguna Niguel in late 2002. It is safe to say he was dissatisfied with it. Representing himself, he sued 19 separate persons, alleging various combinations of claims against them for having induced him into buying the property. He even included a RICO claim against the Orange County Assessors office.
Court now explain that, given the narrative of events as told in Salessis own words in the third amended complaint, judgments on the pleadings in both instances were correct, and the trial judge did not abuse his discretion in not giving Salessi leave to amend. Basically, Salessi alleged facts in his complaint that obviated the element of reliance in regard to both sets of defendants.