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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Dubbing the suit as a vexatious litigation, Justice C.
Vexatious litigation generally involves legal proceedings brought solely to harass or oppress the opposing party.
Because Wakefield cannot meet the burden of proof required under the anti-SLAPP statute, he will likely be ordered to pay defendants' costs, and may be further financially deterred by the courts due to his long history of vexatious litigation.
Attorney-General Robert Clark said the new, more effective regime to control and prevent vexatious litigation in Victoria's courts and tribunals would help stop frivolous claims against individuals, businesses and governments.
According to Wikipedia, malicious or vexatious litigation "is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary.
Judge Crotty held some four years ago it was time to 'call a halt' to SLMI's vexatious litigation.
The court had clearly ruled that the present petition ( by Prakash Industries) is an instance of a vexatious litigation that has wasted the precious time of the court and that it should be dismissed with exemplary cost," he said.
Concursus is a well-established procedural vehicle in Louisiana law that seeks to protect a person faced with competing claims for a single fund (the stakeholder) from multiple liability (1) and vexatious litigation.