Abuse of process

Abuse of legal procedure, that is, using it for a purpose or in a way significantly different from its ordinary and proper use. For example, bringing a frivolous or vexatious action or issuing proceedings seeking judgment on a claim or an issue which has already been decided (or should have been decided) by a competent court. For more information, see Practice notes, Strike out: an overview and Preventing subsequent litigation: res judicata and abuse of process.

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