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merit

Christianity spiritual credit granted or received for good works

merit

[′mer·ət]
(electronics)
A performance rating that governs the choice of a device for a particular application; it must be qualified to indicate type of rating, as in gain-bandwidth merit or signal-to-noise merit.
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The nation's present liability system affords avenues for filing meritless claims and holds CPAs responsible for a share of damages disproportionate to their level of responsibility.
A vast majority of these cases are brought in the Eastern District of Texas where the statistics are heavily weighted against defendants forcing our members to settle even the most meritless suits.
Secondly, it is ACA's contention that denying costs to prevailing defendants would undermine the purpose of the FDCPA and would encourage meritless lawsuits against debt collectors by a growing number of predatory plaintiffs' attorneys looking to make money while providing little to no tangible relief to consumers.
It cheats both the victims of fraud and innocent parties by lavishly encouraging meritless cases," said Cox.
28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation, announced yesterday at the Center for Health Transformation national member meeting that the company will provide membership and protective services to LocumTenens.
It also requires plaintiffs and attorneys to pay defendants' legal fees, under certain conditions, if their allegations are deemed meritless.
It is these meritless claims that define the litigation lottery and demonstrate the irrationality of the system.
Hasbro has resorted to these meritless allegations, in an apparent attempt to unfairly take back rights granted to Atari.
But most of his complaints have been judged meritless, and he has generated resentment among some parents and many staff members, who have consulted with an attorney about possible legal action.
For example, American judicial rules make no effective provision for recovery of legal costs by prevailing defendants, even if the plaintiff's case is meritless.
Robert Snukal, NQCI's Chief Executive Officer, stated that, "In response to NQCI's assertion of its rights, Xcorporeal has made a number of meritless allegations, which it has repeated in a press release dated January 9, 2007 that it filed with the SEC pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K of the same date.
Clarium has stated that Amisil's claims are meritless and based on numerous misstatements of fact.