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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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The suing party also must justifiably rely on the SysTrust report for the SysTrust provider to owe a duty.
Lawrence Graham, lawyers representing Princess Diana's estate, suing Etoile Limousines and its head Nils Siegel - owners of the crashed Mercedes 280s - their motor and public liability insurers, Henri Paul's estate, the bosses of the Ritz Hotel, their business insurers and Mohamed Al Fayed for compensation.
About 90% of asbestos plaintiffs suing today aren't sick, but want to stake a claim before the asbestos money dries up.
The new rules should help end the all-too-common practice of plaintiffs suing defendants with peripheral involvement in a medical liability action merely because one defendant is in Philadelphia or some other "jackpot" county.
Kaufman said he never wanted to resort to the drastic step of suing his neighbors.
But Chambrin was later called as a witness in a lawsuit by a lower-ranking chef who is suing the White House in a discrimination case, and wound up answering questions under oath about why he had been forced out earlier.
A New York broker who was prevented from suing for a commission in New Jersey can sue in New York an Appellate Division court ruled last month.
Specifically, the aspect of ERISA that relates to liability preempts state law, thereby prohibiting a member of an ERISA protected employer-sponsored health benefit plan from suing for damages.
Indeed, the EPA even forked over $150,000 to the NRDC to help defray the cost of the group's legal fees for suing the agency.