vexatious suit – instituted maliciously and without good grounds, meant to create trouble and expense for the party being sued

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vexacious suit:
(17c)

1. A lawsuit instituted maliciously and without good grounds, meant to create trouble and expense for the party being sued. — aka vexatious litigation; vexatious lawsuit; vexatious proceeding. [1]

1. Litigation for the purpose of harassing, annoying, and vexing an appointment, rather than for the adjudication of rights, being invoked, not for the attainment of justice, but to further or satisfy a malicious motive. 28 Am J Rev ed Inj § 210. [2]

1. Litigation for the purpose of harassing and annoying an opponent, rather than for the purpose of adjudicating rights; a frivolous suit. [3]

References:

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

[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]:  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.

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