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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...
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.
One of the catch phrases of tort reformers is “frivolous lawsuits” – a lawsuit that has no legal basis, or is so petty that the suit isn’t justified.
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.
Civil lawsuits cost the US economy over 200 billion dollars per year! According to the US Federal News, every taxpayer in the US is now paying a “lawsuit tax” of around $700 – $800 per year.
Frivolous lawsuits are lawsuits that are made without substantial evidence or merit; these are claims that are filed in which they cannot be proven and often are fictitious altogether.
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.
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!
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.