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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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I also compare the relative litigiousness of product-producing companies and NPEs, as well as differences in the subject matter and strength of their infringement claims.
Scientologists are known for their vindictive litigiousness and have the deep pockets to support such undertakings, however meritless they may prove.
Incoming chairman Bob Archer also referenced the litigiousness of the big brewers.
Despite the US safety rules and the increasing litigiousness found on both sides of the Atlantic, roll-over isn't one of the things that car designers think of when their getting into the detailed design of new cars--although there have been noted instances where mass-produced vehicles have proved rather too susceptible to flipping over on bends or tight corners.
In that case, modem-day litigiousness is likely to lead to damaged reputations and significant liabilities from legally defending the entity.
He had the knowledge, credibility, political skills, and toughness to bring about systemic reform at a pivotal time in the history of the courts--the mid 1980s, when the crack epidemic was ravaging our communities and threatening to overwhelm our courts, and when our civil and family court dockets were exploding with the fallout from societal dysfunction, family breakdown, and growing litigiousness.
Terry requested a hearing seeking payment of Workers' Compensation for days missed from work, medical expenses, and an assessment of attorneys' fees under North Carolina law for the hospital's allegedly unfounded litigiousness. The hospital appealed the Deputy Commissioner's opinion, which awarded Terry benefits, finding Terry suffered a compensable injury, and that the denial of her claim was unreasonable.
Another example of information with unilateral payoff relevance is the degree of litigiousness, which can be modeled as differences in perceived court costs on the part of the plaintiff (Eisenberg and Farber 1997).
Chapter five considers the family's staggering litigiousness, examining court cases surrounding family successions and suits brought by bilked creditors.
It is conceivable that this implicit contract, and some patients' sense that it has been breached, have a great deal to do with the litigiousness we encounter in the United States today as expectations of "authorities" are not met (Ali, 2003, Brenner et al., 2009).