Definition of litigious
Examples of litigious in a Sentence
a very litigious group of people
this litigious age in which we live
Recent Examples of litigious from the Web
Employees who leave or are laid off regularly sue employers over the slightest of transgressions of the labour code, spurred on by litigious lawyers.
In 2014, the company cemented its place as the nation's most litigious patent troll of the previous year.
Attorneys are advising employers to get their ducks in a row because while the commission might not target employers, a litigious employee might.
Oliver noted on the show that Murray Energy has a litigious past, and last month sued the New York Times for libel.
In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt had long-standing ties to oil and gas companies and a litigious history fighting the EPA.
And given the public’s (or at least TV attorneys’) litigious nature, no one with any intelligence is going to sell and deliver a vehicle under an active safety recall that’s unrepaired.
Mr. Zhang has had occasional brushes with Chinese labor laws, although no more than many employers in this increasingly litigious society.
Sessions with lawyers are nothing new for this litigious ex-businessman; but with infinitely higher stakes, this was different.
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Origin and Etymology of litigious
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin litigiosus, from litigium dispute, from litigare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LITIGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of litigious for English Language Learners
: too ready or eager to sue someone or something in a court of law : tending or likely to engage in lawsuits
Legal Definition of litigious
1 : prone to engage in lawsuits or legal maneuvers especially to an excessive degree a litigious pro se prisoner … filed fifty-one cases — In re Oliver, 682 F.2d 443 (1982)
2 : subject to litigation acquired only a possible litigious claim — Wells v. Joseph, 95 So. 2d 843 (1957)
3 : of, relating to, or marked by litigation
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