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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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