(redirected from Law suit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Law suit: class action law suit, suits


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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.


a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in periodicals archive ?
The plaintiff Rajan Mahavalirajan in his law suit stated that Mr.
Each of us needs an insurance policy to help cover the costs of a major law suit should one occur.
As an indication of how serious the Hall team is about their "yes," they have filed an injunction against the school board's ruling and a law suit claiming $100,000 in general and aggravated damages.
A patent infringement law suit has been filed by paid-search listing company Overture Services against Google, an online search engine.
His firm is involved in a law suit against a pharmaceutical company, one of whose drugs may be responsible for causing birth defects similar to those caused some years ago by Thalidomide.
On January 28 2002 - two days before the second anniversary of an ill-fated Kenya Airways flight which crashed on 30 January 2000 - a Paris-based firm of legal practitioners will file a law suit against Kenya Airways and Airbus SAS, a European aircraft manufacturer, on behalf of the victims of the crash in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Under that law, a group of Israelis and Belgians filed a war crimes law suit in Brussels Tuesday against Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat.
SINGER Janet Jackson and her husband used false names to obtain prescription drugs for heroin addiction, obesity and herpes, according to a law suit.
President Clinton has again exercised his authority under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act to suspend for another six months the Title III law suit provisions of the Act.
Today, each occurrence is a potential law suit. Thus insurance premiums are rising.
Tribal Voice notes that AOL asked Tribal Voice to stop using the term "instant messaging" in April, but it has since dropped that from the law suit even thought Tribal Voice refused to stop using it.
As one partner in a Big 5 accounting firm now knows, CPAs should think twice before providing expert testimony on damages in a law suit.