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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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Sue has created an exaggerated "if this/then that" choice structure; namely, if she changes her professional stance on mediation and pursues the agenda of her employers, then she loses her vocational identity.
When Congress is forced explicitly to consider establishing rights to sue, regulated parties usually put up a fight and score some defensive victories.
That you've described your role relative to Sue and not John says you've let yourself be suckered into the notion that this is primarily Sue's story.
Sue's spirits soared as she realized the bow season opened in just six weeks.
That Sue is enmeshed in Jude's limited point of view, then, helps account for our sense of inconsistencies in her character.
As an engineering practice, SUE enables State and local DOTs, design consultants, and utility companies to locate existing subsurface utilities with a high degree of accuracy and comprehensiveness.
It also required the Foundation to wander into the legal thicket of issues related to the right to sue.
By putting all of Sue's (Cejka's) years of experience on video, she showed me what happens in the real world for people who negotiate job opportunities every day.
There are a number of models of White racial identity development, including one by Sue and Sue (2003) who proposed the following five phases: conformity, dissonance, resistance and immersion, introspection, and integrative awareness.
Important professional accomplishments during his career have established Sue as a major contributor to counseling and psychology beyond a solitary focus on multicultural concerns.
They all share a common fear: being sued on the job." Paired with a weeklong tie-in on NBC News and online chats on, the article claimed that because "Americans will sue each other at the slightest provocation," the country is suffering from an "onslaught of litigation" that costs Americans $200 billion a year.
In many jurisdictions, plaintiffs can sue without revealing whether they've filed other cases, or received settlements, from claiming similar injuries from occupational exposures at the same work site.