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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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AMOTHER is launching legal action against a hospital after her son suered brain injuries shortly after his birth.
e 11-year-old has been enjoying the limelight ever since he sprang into action to save his disabled owner after she suered a heart attack last year.
Among the kids at Lorelei was threeyear-old Newcastle United fan Harley Stallard, who suers from cerebral palsy.
Former pro ghter Tommy Owens was so touched by the tale of Sophie Sharman, who suers from cerebral palsy, that he decided to take on the centurion eort in the ring to help her and her family.
"I didn't feel unable to look after him myself, even though he is a very big man who suers from dementia.
e book, which features illustrations by William Smith, is a children's story about a little girl whose mother suers from mental distress.
Teenager William Bell-Caisley suers cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism and learning diculties after doctors failed to spot a bacteria following his birth, it's claimed.
She has been haunted by the abuse and still suers psychologically and has even attempted to take her own life.
Becky suers panic attacks, while Sophie, who wears two hearing aids due to being partially deaf, is already receiving counselling for con'dence issues.
Now unable to work, the dad-oftwo still suers from blurred vision in one eye, no feeling on the top of his head, memory loss and other psychological eects.
As part of his research he has tracked down descendants of James Anderson, who lived in Suers Hill Cottage, in Rothbury, and owned Old Piper, said to be the first dog named a Bedlington, in 1830.
She gave a shameful litany of abuses suered by half the world, not just in the host nation China or developing countries, but in the privileged West, too.