Deliberate, protracted litigation, of actions that have little or no merit, with the vexatious and/or frivolous intent to harass or subdue an adversary. Legal victimisation, intended to impose severe psychological stress and financial ruin. Falsification of evidence and improper manipulation of the legal system.
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People are impoverished and devastated, careers destroyed and families torn apart.
Public perception is that justice is denied. The law, law enforcement and the legal system is mistrusted. Small crimes are rationalised by ordinarily honest individuals.
Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAS) as a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by ethical violation, legal abuse, betrayal, abuse of power, abuse of authority, lack of accountability and fraud.
Adverse effects are seen on physical health and mental well-being of victims, due to severe psychological stress.
Legal recourse is possible in some countries around the world, where a person who has been subjected to such malicious prosecution, can seek damages for any expenses incurred and injuries sustained as a result thereof.
Creating legal business, by stirring up disputes and quarrels, generally for the benefit of the attorney who sees fees in the matter. Barratry is illegal in many parts of the world and subject to criminal punishment.
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