108 F3d 336 Browning v. Family Fitness Center Inc

108 F.3d 336

Howard BROWNING, Plaintiff-Appellant,
FAMILY FITNESS CENTER, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

No. 96-55921.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Submitted Feb. 18, 1997.*
Decided Feb. 20, 1997.

NOTICE: Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3 provides that dispositions other than opinions or orders designated for publication are not precedential and should not be cited except when relevant under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel.

Before: ALARCN, CANBY and TASHIMA, Circuit Judges.

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Howard Browning appeals pro se the district court's dismissal of his Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") [18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968] action alleging that employees of Family Fitness Center, Inc. stalked him, falsely accused him of being a drug dealer, sprayed acid into the gym sauna, and poisoned his vitamins and fruit. We affirm. We agree with the district court that Browning's action is barred by the doctrine of res judicata. See Sanchez v. City of Santa Ana, 936 F.2d 1027, 1036 (9th Cir.1990) (citations and quotations omitted), cert. denied, 112 S.Ct. 417 (1991). Moreover, Browning's complaint fails to state a claim for a violation of RICO. See Oscar v. University Students Co-op Ass'n, 965 F.2d 783, 786 (9th Cir.) (en banc), cert. denied, 113 S.Ct. 655 (1992).




The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed.R.App.P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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