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New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Rights Law - CVR § 70. Vexatious suits

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If a person vexatiously or maliciously, in the name of another but without the latter's consent, or in the name of an unknown person, commences or continues, or causes to be commenced or continued, an action or special proceeding, in a court, of record or not of record, or a special proceeding before a judge or a justice of the peace;  or takes, or causes to be taken, any proceeding, in the course of an action or special proceeding in such a court, or before such an officer, either before or after judgment or other final determination;  an action to recover damages therefor may be maintained against him by the adverse party to the action or special proceeding;  and a like action may be maintained by the person, if any, whose name was thus used.  He is also guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding six months.

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