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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

a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another.
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To be able to communicate the business process accurately, the litigator must take control of the narrative of the case.
Finally, the chapter concludes with a checklist for drafting complaints, as well as a sample three-count complaint that litigators should strive to emulate.
Caption: Ahlen will be responsible for preparing case strategy and serving as an expert litigator before federal and state courts and agencies.
Frequently, the answer to this question is "sooner than you may realize," as a litigator can provide risk assessment and strategic advice that could save you money in the long run or help avoid litigation altogether.
Leland has more than 35 years of experience as an environmental lawyer and environmental and land use litigator. Leland has been involved in a host of highprofile projects in New York, serving as environmental litigation counsel for Atlantic Yards, lead counsel in the environmental review of the development of Cornell Tech's New York campus on Roosevelt Island and litigation counsel for the New York Public Library and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
In April 2007, the Licking County defendants filed a counterclaim against appellant seeking a declaration that appellant was a vexatious litigator pursuant to an Ohio statute.
He said the relevant committee verifies documents offered by those who wish to litigate defining the classification of the litigator. The number of technical experts in litigation reached 500 in the council and work is under way to develop and train experts to reach higher classifications.
Here, I offer my own perspective on what constitutes a good outside litigator for partners looking to make an impression:
He will also be assisting with the streamlining of processes and providing his technical expertise and advice to junior handlers after working as a senior litigator in personal injury claims at Lyons Davidson in London.
WASHINGTON (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed an experienced litigator, Cliff Sloan, as his special envoy to lead the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees abroad and manage the multitude of diplomatic issues related to President Barack Obama's directives to close the detention facility.
BASICALLY, THE LITIGATOR SHREDS THEM TO PIECES BUT THEY KEEP BREEDING AND FIGHTING BACK
This resource for new litigators and third-year law students overviews the basic steps in the typical civil litigation process and outlines the thought processes a litigator should use before and during each stage of the process.