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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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After he crashed, he sued the makers for not telling him he couldn't do this, winning pounds 1 million plus a new motor home.
When family practitioners get sued, it's often because they fail to make a timely diagnosis.
A retired employee sued the plan administrator and the pension plan alleging an administration error and a miscalculation of plan benefits.
Tishman, a manager of a construction company who quit his job after his employer said he might be laid off, and who then sued for age discrimination, was awarded $7.1 million.
Just as with State governments, the Federal Government cannot be sued without a waiver of sovereign immunity.
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PhrMA sued CMS in federal court alleging that the HMP violates a provision (42 USC [section]1396r-8(b)(1)(A)) that requires manufacturers only to pay rebates for drugs for which payment was made under the state plan.
The result is a guessing game as to who can be sued over what.
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.
To help ease the personal and emotional trauma experienced universally by sued physicians, one physician organization in Texas began a program to support physicians in this time of great need.
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.