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To initiate a lawsuit or continue a legal proceeding for the recovery of a right; to prosecute, assert a legal claim, or bring action against a particular party.

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

TO SUE. To prosecute or commence legal proceedings for the purpose of recovering a right.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For those patients with the same type, Sue is our sole current donor who can help them.
Neil Warner, executive headteacher of Arthur Terry School and ATLP school improvement lead (secondary), said: "We are all thrilled and incredibly proud that Sue Bailey has been recognised at this level.
Natasha said:"We'd be lost without Sue and the team at CHAS and Sonny would really miss them."
David - known as "Collo" - recalls first seeing Sue when she worked in Nimmo's chemist's, but being too shy to approach her.
In 1965, the family had a terrific surprise with the arrival of Sue's younger brother, Mark.
Sue, 45, said: "When I went to the hospital I was told it was not days he had left.
Sue made an appointment to see her GP, who immediately referred her to hospital for further tests.
Sue describes herself as introverted, but she is so ready to tell you about her shyness that she proves herself wrong.
WINNERS: (from left) Atherstone's Ann Randall (captain), Truda Thornton, Sue Starmer, Sue Kosniowski, Sue Lord and Caroline Hastilow.
Sue, who has been at the Trust for 27 years, was nominated by community midwife Jane Stewart, who praised Sue's "phenomenal drive and enthusiasm for her role".
Sue, 50, who was given the terraced house to live in by Kerry at the height of her fame, was turfed on to the street because of her daughter's bankruptcy.
SUPER slimmer Sue Stubbs is a new woman after shedding more than 10 stone - just in time for her wedding day.