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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It is not necessary to prove that the vexatious litigant actually knows that his or her conduct is vexatious but rather that a reasonable person in those same circumstances would believe the conduct to be vexatious.
At present, a person can only be declared a vexatious litigant by the Supreme Court on application of the Attorney-General and it requires proof of a long history of vexatious litigation before an application can succeed.
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.
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.
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.
On September 26, 1995, the Wall Street Journal reported that a litigious California woman had been haled into court by her neighborhood association as a vexatious litigant.
SHERMAN Theatre is producing a new play inspired by the life of Welsh legend Dorothy Squires - a celebrity in her heyday, married to the young Roger Moore but eventually made a vexatious litigant.