With frivolous lawsuits, there are remedies which are available, including fines or other sanctions. However, it is difficult to obtain that relief, and you still have to file pleadings and have a hearing in order to seek relief from the Court.
In other words, it is not enough to just take the position that any lawsuit against you is frivolous and has no merit. This is a matter which is to be litigated before the Court. It is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself. In most situations, it is difficult for a person to represent himself or herself in a lawsuit. Parties appearing pro se, or without an attorney, are required to follow the rules and procedures even if they have no knowledge, expertise or experience in the law.
Before filing a civil lawsuit, a threshold question is whether or not the Plaintiff has a valid claim.
If there is a valid claim, then there is an issue as to whether or not the Plaintiff has standing to file a lawsuit.
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