Stalingrad Defense Law and Legal Definition

This is a strategy of wearing down the plaintiff by tenaciously fighting anything the plaintiff presents by whatever means possible and appealing every ruling favorable to the plaintiff. Here, the defendant does not present a meritorious case. This tactic or strategy is named for the Russian city besieged by the Germans in World War II. In the context of commercial law, Stalingrad defense is a basis for avoiding a negotiable instrument liability.