Frivolous Claim – a claim that has no legal basis or merit

frivolous:

1. Obviously insufficient; trivial; trifling; unimportant. [1]

1. So clearly and palpably bad and insufficient as to require no argument or illustration to show the character as indicative of bad faith upon a bard inspection; as a pleading, argument, motion, or objection.  Strong v Sproul, 53 NY 497, 499. [2]

frivolous claim:
(18c)

1. A claim that has no legal basis or merit. Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(b). [3]

1. A claim asserted where there is no bona fide dispute between the parties.  Excercycle Corp. v Maratta, 9 NY2d 329, 214 NYS2d 353, 174 NE2d 463. [2]

References:

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[1]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

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