SATELLITE LITIGATION

SATELLITE LITIGATION

satellite litigation.

1. One or more lawsuits related to a major piece of litigation that is being conducted in another court (the satellite litigation in state court prevented the federal judge from ruling on the issue).

2. Peripheral skirmishes involved in the prosecution of a lawsuit (the plaintiffs called the sanctions ¡°satellite litigation,¡± drummed up by the defendants to deflect attention from the main issues in the case).


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