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vexatious

Law (of a legal action or proceeding) instituted without sufficient grounds, esp so as to cause annoyance or embarrassment to the defendant
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Under these reforms, a victim of vexatious litigation will be able to apply directly to the relevant court or VCAT to seek an order to put a stop to vexatious claims against them, meaning the vexatious litigation can be stopped more quickly and with less cost," Mr Clark said.
63) Federal interpleader allows a stakeholder faced with multiple liability or vexatious litigation to deposit the fund into the registry of the district court and name the claimants as defendants.
27) The Court was concerned that permitting causes of action outside the narrow purchaser-seller context would invite vexatious litigation and strike suits, (28) encourage the "extensive discovery and disruption of normal business activities," (29) and create "conjectural and speculative" recoveries because the number of shares a plaintiff in a holder action alleges he would have sold is a "subjective hypothesis.
Intimidation has many incarnations, and today it may be more likely to take the form of vexatious litigation than of physical violence.
They are also less likely to engage in vexatious litigation and less likely to find themselves embroiled in controversies with regulators, shareholders, employees and creditors, all of which can consume the professional's time--often without reimbursement.
The Order further states: "It is the policy of the Court to discourage vexatious litigation and to provide persons who are subjected to vexatious litigation with security against the costs of defending such litigation and appropriate orders to control such litigation.
Apparently to prevent vexatious litigation and inconsistent results, this Article provides that in parallel proceedings, the court where the first action was filed must determine whether it is competent to hear the case.
The filing of the Chapter 11 case enabled the Company to bring a halt to vexatious litigation in several states and to protect the interests of shareholders and legitimate creditors.