vexatious litigation

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Noun1.vexatious litigation - litigation shown to have been instituted maliciously and without probable cause; "he got an injunction against vexatious litigation by his enemies"
judicial proceeding, litigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Chellappa said Nagaraju has this year been declared by the court to be a 'vexatious litigant' after the latter brought eight similar lawsuits that were dismissed, noting that this meant Nagaraju would not be able to file new legal proceedings without first seeking the court's permission.
Russell is listed on the Scottish Courts website as a "vexatious litigant" who persistently tries to bring baseless legal proceedings.
The claims against the judges were laughed out of court and Lew declared a 'vexatious litigant' by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
She was made a vexatious litigant, taking 30 cases to court, suing Rupert Murdoch and The News of The World and eventually being banned from the High Court and becoming bankrupt.
By 1982 she was banned from the High Court where she was declared to be a vexatious litigant.
PwC has strenuously denied victimisation and described Popa, who has also sued UBS and Credit Suisse over her redundancies, as a "vexatious litigant".
Sasso said that would allow the Bar to ask the Supreme Court, or the court acting on its own motion, to designate as a vexatious litigant a person who abuses the grievance process.
Mr Low, who over the years sued many people, including the Queen in 1996, was ruled to be a vexatious litigant which means he cannot take civil cases to the High Court.
"Daring to ask the court to enforce its own orders generally leads to the mother's legal team (often legally aided) describing the father as a vexatious litigant."
Once, the courts would have declared him a vexatious litigant and sent him packing.
You may even be able take steps through the courts to prevent him from selling any property bought with your cash.Help to recover my vex appealQI WAS made a vexatious litigant in 1997 and have to apply to the High Court for permission to start court proceedings or make civil court applications.