Frivolous lawsuits are lawsuits that are made without substantial evidence or merit; these are claims that are filed in which they cannot be proven and often are fictitious altogether. Frivolous lawsuits are frowned upon by the government at all levels because they waste the time of individuals who are involved and they cost the judicial system money for cases in which cannot be continued.
Throughout legal history there have been a number of frivolous lawsuits that have been filed. Some merely lack common sense, while others are completely fictitious in nature and have made a mockery of the judicial system.
One instance where frivolous lawsuits have gotten out of hand is in regards a federal inmate named Jonathan Lee Riches; this individual was sentences to prison over a decade ago when he was convicted of a credit card scam. Since the time when he was put in jail, Mr. Riches has written up and filed over 3,000 law suits.
Each of the frivolous lawsuits that he has crafted and sent out has been against famous individuals in the United States; people that Mr. Riches has never met before. Among the celebrities that Mr. Riches has tried to sue are: Michael Vick, Martha Stewart, and even the former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
However, in a change of events, Mr. Riches is now being sued by federal officials in an attempt to get him to stop filing numerous frivolous lawsuits. This and many other frivolous lawsuits have occurred throughout the nation.