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MATTER, SCANDALOUS, equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the charge may be, can be considered scandalous. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163.
     2. A bill cannot by the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered, or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit, for he has the right to prevent the records of the court from being made the vehicle of spreading slanders against himself. Id. n. 41f 64.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Brunetti and others like him who are denied trademark registration under the "scandalous" provision can still use the words they wanted to register for their business, nonprofit or brand.
'What makes the passage of this RBH15 even more scandalous, outrageous and unprecedented is the fact that it slipped past us while we were all amazed at the spectacle of some Congress leaders and the members of the Executive Department trading barbs upon the discovery of multi-billion 'pork insertions' in the proposed national budget,' she said.
(5) The Trademark Examining Attorney ("Examiner") issued an office action rejecting the application on the grounds that the application contained immoral or scandalous matter, which was prohibited by [section] 2(a) of the Lanham Act.
New Delhi [India], July 21 ( ANI ): A Delhi Court on Saturday granted interim order and restrained former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IREO real estate company, Ramesh Sanka, from posting libelous, malicious and scandalous messages containing name of firm's incumbent Indian Managing Director (IMD) Lalit Goyal on any social media sites.
Responding to the figures, Dan Shears, from GMB, the trade union, said: "It is scandalous that workers' health continues to be so badly affected by the ignorance and inaction of employers.
Consumers of news frequently follow stories about the scandalous behavior of political actors (Lull & Hinerman, 1997), and therefore scandals help sell newspapers and increase page views of online news media outlets (Kalb, 1998; Lull & Hinerman, 1997; Tumber & Waisbord, 2004b).
A poet, journalist, and key leader in Peru's American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, Magda Portal was nicknamed by her opponents as a "Most Scandalous Woman." Myrna Ivonne Wallace Fuentes looks at both Portal's life and her work in a well-researched and comprehensive biography of the same name.
He said: "The decision on the penalty is a scandalous decision, but what can we do about it?"
Scandalous Productions battled against more than 10,000 acts who entered TeenStar this year - winning regional and area final heats to make it to the national grand final.
Francis said: "What happens in the world of today is that when a bank is bankrupt, scandalous sums immediately appear to save it." He said that while this goes on, much smaller amounts of money cannot be found "to save the brothers that suffer so much".
In imagining hilarious and scandalous interactions and snappy dialogue, Dario Fo brings the infamous Lucrezia Borgia to life.
The sheer number of hungry Filipino families - 3.5 million according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey--is downright scandalous, according to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and pounced on the Aquino government anew for its supposed inability to address the "moral issue of poverty."