Tactical litigation

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Tactical litigation is a type of litigation which is not used for the normal purposes of victory on the merits, but instead, to give expression to a tactical goal.[1] One of the most well known uses of tactical litigation, is the use of lawsuits for manufacturing delay, for example as an environmental authority to prevent a decision being taken to remove a wilderness area.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lawrence M. Friedman, "Litigation and Its Discontents", in 40 Mercer L. Rev. 973 (1988-1989), 981.