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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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FN 11: It is unlikely that the Civil Court intended to award motion costs, since the court is limited to awarding an amount not in excess of $50 (see CCA 1906 [a]) and since such an award is generally made to a party in the litigation and not to counsel.
The Civil Court thus believed the victim deserved a redress for the psychological and bodily harm he sustained and, accordingly, ordered the defendants to pay the victim Dh45,000 in compensation.
In the present case, the criminal court had passed a judgment finding that the Second Defendant had not forged the signatures on the Sale and Purchase Agreements (the SPAs) as she had signed within the powers of her authority (in her power of attorney) and as a result, the Claimant (the Principal) was bound by the terms of the SPAs and was not permitted thereafter to reopen that dispute before the civil court in order to claim damages from the Second Defendant (the property developer).
Copies of designations shall be served on the approved court reporter, civil court reporter, or approved transcriptionist.
The civil courts have recently raised their fees by 150 per cent, which has enabled them to declare profits of pounds 45.
In truth, I think what has happened is, we have witnessed the self-emasculation by our civil court judges in giving sway to the Sharia courts and Sharia law,'' he said.
But the High Court judges are increasingly delegating to the circuit bench - such as the new Liverpool Civil Court - the resolution of weighty civil disputes, not least in the specialist spheres of chancery mercantile and technical and construction work.
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Further, they incorrectly may assume that these cases are more appropriately referred to the civil court system for resolution.