The plaintiffs in each case were imperialists; and Fredericks first action was to redress their supposed grievances.
This is a growing area of litigation, which almost always favors the plaintiffs.
It is designed to help plaintiffs' firms with long-drawn-out cases and high attorney cash expenses.
In this manner three-fifths of all the causes are settled, and many which remain unsettled are abandoned by the plaintiffs.
These writs entitled them to appear as plaintiffs against the lord in his own manorial court and, eventually, to have the question at issue examined by way of appeal, on a writ of error, or by reservation on some legal points in the upper courts of the king.