Barratry


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Barratry

1. In maritime commerce, an illegal act in which the captain or crew of a ship damages the transaction. Examples include stealing cargo or throwing it overboard. Barratry is a risk associated with the transaction; responsibility for the risk may rest with the buyer or the seller, depending on the terms of the shipping agreement. See also: Incoterm.

2. The act or practice of filing repeated, usually frivolous lawsuits.
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(230) Partially because Clifford Durr had alerted him about the barratry ploy, Gray had obtained written proof of Mrs.
It could be read strictly as the demons' denigration of those in hell, or as everyone's defamation of each other in the underworld; or perhaps it symbolized the universal contempt for barratry. Collectively the commentators on Dante's Commedia interpreted the closing verse of Inferno 2 1 in a like manner: grafters should be mocked by everyone even the fallen angels, and the symbol of that denigration is Malacoda's noisy innards.
It has also often been referred to pejoratively as an arrangement between an "officious intermeddler" and a litigant whereby "the intermeddler helps pursue the litigant's claim as consideration for receiving part of any judgment proceeds." (131) The origin of the champerty doctrine is in medieval English law, wherein maintenance (the provision of something of value to a litigant in order to support a litigation), champerty (maintenance for a profit), and barratry (the bringing of vexatious litigation) were crimes and torts.
As noted earlier, the proportion of ditches to cantos is reversed between the treatment of bolge III (simony), IV (false prophets), and V (barratry) and that of bolge VII (thieves), VIII (false counselors), and IX (sowers of discord).
Criscione: "[C]ommon barratry and champerty have been ...
But when you do find a man who honestly dislikes eating, suspect that man of simony, grand and petty larceny, barratry, and every other crime on the calendar.
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Reynolds is appealing both judgments against him and his misdemeanor barratry convictions from November.
* Borne stated that--although he does not "specifically charge" that TELC engages in barratry--"academic freedom of the classroom is no defense for committing barratry in the Courtroom." (68)
"Touching the adventures and perils which the Underwriters are contented to bear and do take upon themselves, they are of the seas, men-of-war, fire, lightning, earthquake, enemies, pirates, rovers, assailing thieves, jettisons, letters of mart and counter-mart, surprisals, takings at sea, arrest, restraints and detainments of all -kings, princes and peoples, of what nation, condition or quality soever; barratry of the master and mariners, and all other like perils, losses and misfortunes that have or shall come in the hurt, detriment or damage of the vessel, or any part thereof.
"Freighting Good Merchandise: Damnation as Maritime Barratry in Inferno XXI-XXIII." RStI 19.2 (2001): 1-26.
Ron Reynolds, D-Houston, who is appealing a five-count misdemeanor barratry conviction, is headed to a runoff with mediator Angelique Bartholomew.