vexatious litigant


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vexatious litigant

a person who brings actions with no reasonable chance of success with the object of causing annoyance to opponents; such actions maybe struck out, and the court may order, on application of the ATTORNEY GENERAL, that no further legal proceedings may be begun by the vexatious litigant without the leave of the court. A similar procedure has existed in Scotland at least since the Vexatious Actions (Scotland) Act 1898 whereby the LORD ADVOCATE may apply to the Inner House preventing a party raising an action without the permission of a LORD ORDINARY.
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The relevant court or tribunal will have power to decide that leave application based solely on the written application, meaning the vexatious litigant can no longer get yet another day in court to make an application.
New laws to limit unjustified and costly claims brought by vexatious litigants have come into force today.
If this was correct I can't imagine the court would refuse an application to enforce those orders, even against a vexatious litigant like you.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney-General's office said yesterday it had received several papers relating to Walker and was studying them with a view to asking the High Court to declare him a vexatious litigant.
In San Francisco, neighbors, some of whom had been the target of lawsuits, signed a petition supporting a successful attempt to declare Patricia McColm a vexatious litigant.
Nancy Jewell Cross, a self-described people's advocate who has filed numerous suits in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties against government and public agencies, was thrown in jail for filing suit after she was declared a vexatious litigant.
6] Clarke A, "Vexatious litigants & access to justice: past, present, future", Keynote address, Conference on vexatious litigants 2006--Italy.
If newspaper proprietors such as the Barclay brothers think it is appropriate to launch this extraordinary case, what signal does it send to more vexatious litigants who would seek to silence the media?
Vexatious litigants or those prone to start filing lawsuits when criticized or when authority is taken away or undermined will not be considered.
It is a case of mistaken identity or vexatious litigants.
On other matters, Sasso said the committee is looking at ways to protect confidential client information in otherwise public disciplinary case records and ways to identify vexatious litigants and ways for the court to limit their ability to monopolize disciplinary resources.
We should have confidence in our judges, who are not in the habit of underwriting our own foolishness, but only award compensation where the blame was not our own and rely on the court's powers to keep vexatious litigants from bringing unsuccessful cases.