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Lawsuit

A popular designation of a legal proceeding between two parties in the courts, instituted by one party to compel another to do himself or herself justice, regardless of whether the action is based upon law or Equity.

lawsuit

n. a common term for a legal action by one person or entity against another person or entity, to be decided in a court of law, sometimes just called a "suit." The legal claims within a lawsuit are called "causes of action." (See: cause of action, case, suit)

lawsuit

noun action, action at law, case, case for deeision, cause in court, claim, contention, contest, controversy, controversy before a court, court accion, dispute, judicial contest, legal action, legal argument, legal contest, legal controversy, legal dispute, legal prooeedings, lis, litigation, matter for judgment, proceeding, suit at law, suit in equity, trial
See also: action, case, legal proceeding, matter, proceeding, suit, trial

lawsuit

a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another.
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Before any of the law suits can proceed as class actions, the courts must first determine whether the claims raised in these suits are suitable for class action treatment.
Only after these preliminary legal arguments have been resolved and only if the law suits are certified as class actions, will the courts, to the extent it remains necessary, proceed to address the substantive factual allegations that have been raised by the plaintiffs.
to provide any guidance as to the likely outcome of any aspect of the law suits or any preliminary legal arguments that might be advanced by the parties.
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This is a mandatory first step, required by California law, before the Claimants can file civil law suits for personal injury or wrongful death against the Respondents in Superior Court.
It wipes out many tougher state laws and protects mailers from law suits by individual email users.
These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, market risks, the possible underperformance of the company's products, the risks relating to intellectual property, risks relating to technological change, the introduction of new products by the Company's competitors, and the inherent uncertainty of law suits alleging patent infringement that have been filed against the Company, as well as risks relating to the Company's dependence on the cyclical semiconductor and electronic assembly industries, risks relating to the conduct of the business world-wide and other risks referred to in our most recent annual report on form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cohen Milstein is also now involved in three major employment discrimination class action law suits against Microsoft Corporation, the Boeing Corporation, one on behalf of women employees, and one on behalf of Asian American employees.
Cohen Milstein is also now involved in two major employment discrimination class action law suits against the Boeing Corporation, one on behalf of women employees, and one on behalf of Asian American employees.