Frivolous or vindictive litigation
Nature: A person may abuse the judicial system by bringing a cause of action against another person in the absence of a reasonable belief as to the existence or the merits of the alleged cause of action.
Incidence: The Stella Awards given to the individuals who win the most frivolous lawsuits ever. The Stella Awards are named in honour of 81 year-old Stella Liebeck, the woman who won $2.9 million for spilling a cup of McDonald's coffee on herself.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 27.08.2002 – 00:00 CEST