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please could someone explian what this means?

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20 Jun 12 #337912 by survive
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Hi Wiki''s,

Just a general question, what does the term
"vexatious litigant" mean please



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20 Jun 12 #337914 by Lostboy67
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From Wikipedia so it must be right


English courts have the means of escalating the sanctions against a litigant who makes applications to the court that are "totally without merit":[8]
Limited civil restraint order (formerly a Grepe v. Loam Order) where two or more applications totally without merit are made in a single proceedings. No further application may be made in the proceedings without the permission of the court.
Extended civil restraint order for "persistently vexatious behaviour" lasts for a specified period of no more than two years for "applications touching upon instant matters" and can only be granted by a judge of the Court of Appeal, High Court or a designated civil judge.
General civil restraint order for a maximum of two years for all proceedings in the High Court or specified County Court(s).

Further applications totally without merit can lead to withdrawal of the right of appeal. Harassment of the court and court officials can lead to a penal prohibition notice, prohibiting the litigant from contacting or approaching the court without permission.[9]

HM Courts Service maintains a list of vexatious litigants.[10]


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20 Jun 12 #337915 by rubytuesday
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It is someone who continually litigates without merit(usually 2 or more cases), and can mean someone who disrupts the running of the court during proceedings.

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20 Jun 12 #337917 by dukey
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Pm me your number my I can''t send them but I will be able to see yours

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20 Jun 12 #337934 by Fiona
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A vexatious litigant is someone who continuously pursues spurious court action that has no merit purely to cause annoyance.

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20 Jun 12 #337949 by survive
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thanks all.... you have all answered my question.


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