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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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The emotional daylong hearing took place before the state senate's Judiciary Committee, which is considering legislation that would allow civil suits against alleged abusers for up to 20 years after a victim reached age 18.
Anchor Bay's civil suit did not describe any role Moser played in the kickbacks from Premiere Video, other than to say that he was "associated with" Mid America Consulting.
The practical result of this portion of the Chavez decision is that statements taken in violation of Miranda that are suppressed, or otherwise never used to prosecute, do not violate the Fifth Amendment Self-Incrimination Clause and, therefore, cannot support a successful civil suit alleging a violation unless the plaintiff is able to make the unlikely "powerful showing" that suppression of the statement is not sufficient to remedy the violation.
It is the first time for a Japanese court to acknowledge illegal conduct by local governments in civil suits over bid-rigging cases in water and sewage construction projects.
Searching an employee's car or home without consent may leave the client and the CPA open to a civil suit for invasion of privacy or trespass.
In October 1988, attorneys filed a civil suit on behalf of Nussbaum alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other torts.
Commander Jon Burge--accused in Wiggins's civil suit of encouraging the violent behavior of his officers that night--was suspended from the police department just two months after Marcus's arrest.
Because of a judge's gag order, neither King's lawyers nor members of the council would comment on the civil suit.
State Department has said that India is not a party to the civil suit filed in the Eastern District Court of New York in connection with a reported move to grant immunity for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and two of its former chiefs in a civil case of wrongful death filed by U.
In the civil suit, Hintz awarded King $92,000 for pain and suffering, $40,000 for future medical expenses and $10,000 in punitive damages.
Insisting that he had only broken into the house to find a place to sleep, he filed a civil suit against Steponaitis in 1999, claiming that he was the actual victim in the incident, so deserved compensation for his injuries.
Lister won a $5 million civil suit against Hill in 2002.