multiplicity of actions
n.
Several lawsuits on the same matter brought by different plaintiffs against the same defendant; also called multiplicity of suits.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


multiplicity of actions
More than one lawsuit raising the same issue(s) against the same defendant. Generally, multiplicity of actions is to be avoided because it could lead to inconsistent results.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


multiplicity of actions
n. Multiple lawsuits filed by one party involving the same subject matter, usually against same defendant, generally of a frivolous nature or attempt to relitigate matter that has been unfavorably decided against the plaintiff.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


multiplicity of actions
Several unnecessary attempts to litigate the same claim or issue.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


multiplicity of actions
Several unnecessary attempts to litigate the same claim or issue.

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