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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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For example, in federal court, a corporate defendant has two opportunities to dismiss a lawsuit before trial: a motion to dismiss (which tests the legal sufficiency of a plaintiff's case) and a motion for summary judgment (which tests the factual sufficiency).
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If suing a partnership, association or corporation, the plaintiff could file the lawsuit in any county where the organization regularly conducted business, or where it had its principal office or where some or all of the medical treatment took place.
Mexican bottled propane gas distributor Thermogas filed a lawsuit claiming a government official broke the law by taking a job at Tractebel just months after giving the Belgian energy company a contract.
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As questions were being raised about his role, Lockyer late Tuesday announced he will file a lawsuit today in Sacramento against a Sempra Energy affiliate, alleging that it ``manipulated wholesale electricity prices on a large scale during the California energy crisis of 2000-01 through widespread use of Enron-devised schemes.
A lawsuit over the case, which charged that the man didn't even need surgery in the first place, was settled for $4.
One physician was so stunned by being served with notification of a lawsuit that he could not talk for almost an hour and could not continue his schedule of seeing patients for the rest of the day.