Required fields are getting fired when trying to access the local actions on Action menu ,so user has to fill up the mandatory fields on primary actions before perform the local actions which is not expected .
All local actions are defined at case level.
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I faced the similar issue.If u set the property as required in the control,it doesnot allow you to even cancel the assignment.You can use a validate rule in the flow action and do server side validation if the above behaviour is not needed.
Once you clicked on Text Area or any required field, the validation will trigger even you select any action and have to fill in required field and then pega allows to do such action because the control is at required filed. If you directly click on Action Menu to choose local actions with out clicking on required fields, then the validation will not trigger and you can continue with local actions. Hope this helps.