In law, frivolous litigation is the practice of starting or carrying on lawsuits that, due to their lack of legal merit, have little to no chance of being won. The term does not include cases that may be lost due to other matters not related to legal merit.
I sued Verizon, 'cause I get all depressed any time my cell phone is roaming. I sued Colorado, 'cause you know, I think it looks a little bit too much like Wyoming!
Frivolous lawsuits are those filed by a party or attorney who is aware they are without merit, because of a lack of supporting legal argument or factual basis for the claims.
Being able to sue for damages is a fundamental part of our legal system. Sadly, so is being able to file frivolous, stupid and insane lawsuits hoping ...
The frivolous lawsuit claimed that the movie caused Sarah Edmondson and Benjamin Darrus to go on a crime spree which resulted in Edmonson shooting Byers during a robbery...
Those cases you cited as examples of successful frivolous lawsuits are untrue. Either you are a liar, or you are an idiot who is incapable of any due diligence.
Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the absurdity of frivolous lawsuits.
A frivolous lawsuit refers to a lawsuit that is brought without justification and has no merit. Such lawsuits are brought by one private party against another.
Our hero is idling her car out of the driveway when she accidentally bumps into a stranger. "Ow, my back!" the stranger exclaims. "The pain is immeasurable! I'll sue you! I'll sue!". Someone—usually a stranger, sometimes a friend—has decided to sue our hero in the wake of some minor accident.
A frivolous lawsuit is any lawsuit that is filed with the intention of harassing, annoying, or disturbing the opposite party.