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Adj.1.unmeritorious - without merit; "protect...from unmeritorious criticism"
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
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When we are treated well, we naturally begin to think that we are not altogether unmeritorious, and that it is only just we should treat ourselves well, and not mar our own good fortune.
It will take into account a wide range of evidence including: Tribunal data on case volumes; views of tribunal users; | the number of cases issued before fees were introduced; the improved economy and whether this is reducing the number of people being dismissed, and | to what extent there has been dis-couragement of week and unmeritorious claims.
19) The fourth and final part focuses on the responses and remedies that might arrest and counter the unmeritorious, essentially automated and mundane patterns of distributing advantage.
California's anti-SLAPP statute provides for the "early dismissal of unmeritorious claims filed to interfere with the valid exercise of the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition for the redress of grievances.
places pressure on the defendant to settle even unmeritorious claims.
539, 546 (2001) ("[C]ourts will exploit any loopholes provided by the Supreme Court to dismiss what they consider to be unmeritorious discrimination suits.
While the PSLRA screens eliminate many unmeritorious suits, they also bar many meritorious suits, in particular those that do not fit neatly in the mold of material misrepresentation followed by subsequent correction and price effect.
The standard of review applicable to a transaction has enormous implications for any litigation--which inevitably follows from the announcement of a large public-company deal, Regardless of the merits of such suits, the standard of review affects the timing within which unmeritorious actions can be dismissed, and this affects litigation costs, people costs due to time devoted to discovery, etc.
At the same time, defendants have often quietly indicated to counsel that they are quite willing to modify their practices to avoid any confusion, but they simply litigate because they are unwilling to pay millions to settle a claim they see as either wholly unmeritorious or reflective of the concerns of only a fraction of their consumers.
The intention was to reduce the burden on employers and the taxpayer from a system which many viewed as being out of control, weighed down by a large number of unmeritorious claims.
He has continued to send to the court grounds of appeal which, if anything, are even more unmeritorious than the other ones," he said.
Since the beginning of the legal dispute, IFS has deemed the counterparty s allegations as completely unsubstantiated and without any merit and the claims raised in the arbitration proceedings have been rejected by IFS in their entirety as being frivolous and completely unmeritorious and unfounded.