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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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723, 739 (1975) (noting that courts have been hesitant to expand the scope of 10b-5 in part because the rule "presents a danger of vexatiousness different in degree and in kind from that which accompanies litigation in general.
Appellate review is important because "the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized, [that] litigation under Rule 10b-5 presents a danger of vexatiousness different in the degree and in kind from that which accompanies litigation in general.