Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 19:13 UTC, submitted by SReilly
SCO, Caldera, Unixware Darl McBride. It's the guy everybody hates. Well, he is no longer in charge of SCO, the UNIX vendor who relentlessly litigated against Linux vendors: he has been fired as part of the Chapter 11 restructuring plans for the company. Sadly, the litigation does not end with him, as SCO's new leadership has said in a statement they will continue the litigation.
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Here in New Zealand, the legal system has the concept of a "vexatious litigant". This is a person (or, I believe, a company) that files legal proceedings (and I quote) - "habitually, persistently and without reasonable grounds". I think that the US legal system **desperately** needs to adopt this concept as well.

This document gives some background -

I am sure that in New Zealand, this farcical situation would have been thrown out YEARS ago, due to this "vexatious litigant" concept.

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