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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.


verb appeal to the law, apply for, ask for relief, bring a legal action, bring an action, bring to justice, bring to the bar, claim, commence a suit, contest, entreat, file a legal claim, file suit, implore, initiate a civil action, inntitute a legal proceeding, institute process, legally pursue, litigate against, make appeal to, orare, petition, plead, preeer a claim, press a claim, pursue a claim, put on trial, seek by request, supplicate, take to court
Associated concepts: power to sue, right to sue, standing to sue
Foreign phrases: Nemo alieno nomine lege agere potest.No one can sue in the name of another.
See also: appeal, call, charge, claim, complain, demand, importune, litigate, prosecute

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

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When family practitioners get sued, it's often because they fail to make a timely diagnosis.
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Congress, eager for popularity, gets to endorse feel-good propositions (we're against discrimination) while handing off the unpleasant particulars (by the way, you might get sued under this law) to a branch more insulated from angry constituents.
In 1999, Kaufman sued to prevent investment bank Dean Kehler and his wife Elizabeth, who live next door to him, from building a concrete pier that muddied his shoreline by blocking the tides.
Montgomery also argued that her claim against the firm did not fall within the policy exclusion because she sued as an investor rather than as a partner.
Stein told Rendell about how he had just been sued over a freak accident that didn't involve him and took place hundreds of miles away.
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The story reports that the Clinton people are outraged that American companies have been victimized by excessive and arbitrary multimillion-dollar liability awards, many far out of line with the magnitude of the transactions being sued over, and, even more disturbing, based on retroactive application of law not on the books at the time the companies acted.
His firm recently represented a licensed real estate broker who was being sued to return his part of a commission that was paid to him by an unlicensed broker.