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Abuse of Process

Definition - What does Abuse of Process mean?

Abuse of process refers to an improper or illegal use of a criminal or a civil legal practice for perverse or malicious reasons. Example of abuse of process include filing a case without any legal basis for it. It could be done for the purposes of harassment or to gain informationo.

Justipedia explains Abuse of Process

It is for the court to determine that what is unfair and what is not. The court usually does that on the basis of various facts of a particular case. Lawyers who are proven of abuse of process may face strict disciplinary actions.

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