Bring Suit

Bring Suit

To initiate legal proceedings; to start an action for judicial relief.

Under federal and most state law, a suit is commenced upon the filing of the first paper, which is the complaint, with the court. statutes of limitations set forth time boundaries within which an action must be brought.

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They next planned to get through politics what they could not get through law; they induced the Government to bring suit for the annulment of the Bell patents.
If the dispute has not been resolved by mediation within 60 days of a written request to mediate made by one of the parties, then either party may bring suit in the state or federal courts located in Fairfax County, Virginia."
After the BLS commented that it appeared her claims were ones for corporate waste, which belonged to Sendlater and not any investor, Brining sent a demand letter demanding the board of directors cause Sendlater to bring suit against Donovan, and amended her complaint accordingly.
If an employee is fired for a reason deemed illegal by the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the federal government, they may be able to bring suit against their former employer for wrongful termination or breach of an employment contract.
The False Claims Act allows private citizens, also referred to as relators, to bring suit on behalf of the US and share the proceeds from any settlement agreement.
Indeed, from time to time some patients who are prevented from leaving a facility for their own good, and are prevented from leaving in strict compliance with the applicable law, will bring suit against physicians and hospitals alleging false imprisonment.
"Leutwyler has a reasonable apprehension that Julien and the estate of Michael Jackson (and/or its related entities) will bring suit against Leutwyler," the New York Post quoted his pre-emptive legal action as saying.
The court noted that as far back as August 19, 2007, the plaintiff had received a letter from the Division notifying the plaintiff that "neglect was involved in the incident." Thus, the court concluded that the plaintiff had sufficient notice before the statute of limitations had run to bring suit against the defendants.
(3) equitable actions by beneficiaries against trustees have typically been subject to the doctrine of laches, which requires the beneficiary to bring suit within a reasonable time after gaining actual knowledge of the trustee's breach.
The specific details of the agreement remain confidential but it is said to include cross-license of specific rights, an agreement not to bring suit for a specified period of time and a dispute resolution mechanism to deal with issues that might arise in the future.
However, the court noted that in addition to the two year statute of limitations, there was a one year statute of limitations for personal representatives of decedent's estates to bring suit for any cause of action the decedent had at the time of death.
They further argue that current Federal air regulations are more harmful than helpful and recommend devolving air pollution regulation to the states, changing the standard for regulation from protection of the public health to avoiding harm to individuals' health or property, and only allowing people to bring suit in the courts if they can prove real injury.

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