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to obtain by coercion or intimidation

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obtain by coercion or intimidation

get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

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1065 (2007) (stating that laws prohibiting extortive threats exist to protect individuals from "undue fear and anxiety").
Threatening to enforce a law ordinarily may not have any more extortive power than threatening to create a new law with the same content.
LLC, deterrence is as an appropriate consideration in making an exceptional case determination: "the need for the deterrent impact of a fee award is greater where there is evidence that the plaintiff is a 'patent troll' or has engaged in extortive litigation.
Subjecting the men of affairs belonging to Karachi, the economic hub of the country, to this extortive treatment is a conspiracy against Pakistan," Khan said.
The inflammatory language in Verotel's press release, as well as the fact that it was issued on the eve of trial more than three years after the case was commenced, demonstrate that it is an extortive attempt by Verotel to secure a settlement," it added.
The police also found many text messages sent by the defendant to the woman with threatening and extortive content.
This is perceived as an extortive tax that they have to bear unnecessarily.
Over the past few years, more and more American businesses, large and small, have found themselves threatened with extortive threats as patent trolls exploit flaws in the patent litigation system," he said.
Moene, and Torvik (2006) show that natural resources foster economic growth if institutions are supportive of producers, but inhibit economic growth if institutions are extortive and corrupt.
In the eastern DRC, armed rebel groups, as well as some groups loosely affiliated with the official DRC military, profit and fund their operations in part through the domination and control of mineral mines as well as the unauthorized extortive taxation of trade routes and facilities.
He emphasizes that prior to JTB's focusing on micro-lending, small borrowers had no alternative to dealing with loan sharks and their extortive interest charges.
Our legal fees have gone up considerably over the past five years, especially since we decided that we would not roll over for extortive settlements just to make the cases go away.
In a society structured around extracting profit from all things, this gift economy--literally a "free lunch"--acts as perhaps the most uncanny and powerful affront to capitalist exchange by casting this system's extortive nature into stark relief.
Most agreed on the prevalence of extortive practices and black-mailing on all sides.
comprehensive campaign was extortive and therefore violated the Hobbs