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litigious

adj. referring to a person who constantly brings or prolongs legal actions, particularly when the legal maneuvers are unnecessary or unfounded. Such persons often enjoy legal battles, controversy, the courtroom, the spotlight, use the courts to punish enemies, seek profit, and pursue minor matters which do not deserve judicial attention. Some of these people are called "professional plaintiffs."

litigious

1 excessively ready to go to law.
2 of or relating to litigation.

LITIGIOUS. That which is the subject of a suit or action; that which is contested in a court of justice. In another sense, litigious signifies a disposition to sue; a fondness for litigation.

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Others react violently and litigiously. It seems there is a fog of confusion surrounding the financial benefits from annuitization.
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(182) Based on the current state of the law, however, it is difficult, if not impossible, for a taxpayer to litigiously enforce his or her constitutional rights against the IRS.
With university professors, a few of us worked on these walls, until they were litigiously removed.