sham pleading

Definition of "sham pleading"
  1. An insincere claim or allegation in a lawsuit that is not based on truth or is made without a genuine belief in its truthfulness, which can be dismissed by a court
How to use "sham pleading" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer was sanctioned for presenting a sham pleading in an attempt to delay proceedings.
  2. In reviewing the case, the judge identified the defendant's primary argument as a sham pleading.
  3. The sham pleading made for a complicated case as it was difficult for the court to sift through the falsehoods.

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