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(314.) In an oft-repeated opinion, Justice Rehnquist described "widespread recognition" that private securities litigation "presents a danger of vexatiousness different in degree and in kind from that which accompanies litigation in general." Blue Chip Stamps v.
There has been widespread recognition that litigation under Rule 10b-5 presents a danger of vexatiousness different in degree and in kind from that which accompanies litigation in general....
Since the Hyde Amendment took effect in 1998, courts have resolved a number of claims for attorneys' fees and, in doing so, they have interpreted when "the position of the United States was vexatious, frivolous, or in bad faith." (118) Current judicial interpretation of the Hyde Amendment standard of vexatiousness, frivolousness, and bad faith indicates a standard of conduct for federal prosecutors that requires them to present charges supported by law and by facts and not use their authority to prosecute for wrongful purposes, (119) though it does not condemn "simple negligence and benign prosecutorial misjudgment." (120)
164, 189 (1994) (highlighting the "vexatiousness" of private enforcement).
1992) (noting that some "courts rely primarily upon considerations of vexatiousness or oppressiveness" when considering these actions).