Terms for Claims which have No Merit:

colorable claim – a claim that appears legally well founded, but may actually be false or invalid.

false claim -an assertion or statement that is untrue, especially overbilling.

fraudulent claim – a claim for any benefit or payment based on an intentional fraudulent misrepresentation.

frivolous claim – a claim that has no legal basis or merit. Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(b).

stale claim – a claim that is barred by the statute of limitations or the defense of laches aka stale demand.


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