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litigious

1. excessively ready to go to law
2. of or relating to litigation
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BOTTOM POSITIONSMurang'a High Court (39), Milimani Criminal Division (34) and Machakos (30) held the bottom three positions in the category of courts with a caseload of above 500.In the overall performance of courts with a caseload of above 500 cases, Meru High Court's criminal division, which is ranked among the most litigious attracting 400 cases last year, was number two in the country.Machakos led in the category with 100 percent performance, same as Meru, with Mombasa being ranked third at 98 percent while Milimani criminal division was fourth at 95.18 percent.
Barbe: Although most claims don't get to court, the heavy cost of a litigious climate takes a toll.
The infamously litigious career criminal from Rogers now complains that his defense attorney Herb Southern essentially threw him under the bus by talking him into pleading guilty.
IT'S hard to know which is the more undignified, the very public Twitter spat between Mark Wright and his ex Lauren Goodger or the highly litigious fight between Peter Andre and Katie Price which goes to court in January.
They are so litigious a brood that a word or even comma misplaced in the script would send them hurtling to court to sue for heavy damages.
He said: "Vintage cars are survivors of a kinder, simpler, less litigious time.
(Research Professor of Law, Samford University Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama), "Quite Contrary: The Litigious Life of Mary Bennett Love" is written as smoothly as any historical novel.
The patent troll problem may be getting worse by sheer numbers, but the Federal Circuit awarded a big victory to corporations everywhere when the most litigious non-practicing entity of 2013, Acacia Research Corporation, was defeated in court.
Nokia will continue to develop and patent new technology, but it won't become a litigious patent troll, according to Tirri.
MANY businesses aren't aware the renewal of leases for commercial premises, governed by the Landlord & Tenant Act, is a litigious process.
"It is relatively litigious and plaintiff-friendly and has a history of significant jury awards."
Faced with this uncertain economic future, businesses appear to have also become increasingly litigious. When new work is easier to find, the majority of business owners prefer to focus on maximising their own organisation's position rather than spend time worrying about what a former director might be up to.