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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25] What the various common law and statutory criteria suggest is that vexatious litigants are those who persistently exploit and abuse the processes of the court in order to achieve some improper purpose or obtain some advantage.
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.
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.
Vexatious litigants like these target small businesses with the hope that the owners are unaware of the authority of the ADA and lack the will or resources to hire legal representation.
92) Amending the section to require some actual development or production would narrow the range of litigants potentially eligible to obtain exclusion orders by expelling domestically inconsequential or vexatious litigants.
The extreme usually suggested by this view is the obsessive who eventually finds themselves on a list of vexatious litigants.
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.