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lawsuit

Law & medicine An action in which one party, a plaintiff, seeks a remedy for a wrong allegedly committed by another–eg, defendant. See Class action lawsuit, Parasitic lawsuit, Qui tamlawsuit.
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Recently published civil court statistics also show that personal injury cases accounted for four-fifths of the cases raised in the General Department of the Court of Session many of which could be raised at lower cost in the proposed new personal injury sheriff court.
With both this annual report and a year-round website, our Judicial Hellholes program since 2002 has been documenting developments in jurisdictions where civil court judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally to the disadvantage of defendants," began American Tort Reform Association president Tiger Joyce.
FIFA's Executive Committee passed a resolution calling on all members to respect the statute which bans them from taking football-related cases to the civil court.
The criminal court system is a drain on the resources of the DCA, whereas the civil court system is paid for by the user - such as business people and people pursuing personal injuries claims.
The Selangor State Islamic Affairs Council, which still regarded Rayappan as a Muslim and thus must be buried according to Muslim rites, has taken the matter to the Sharia court while Soosay has gone to the secular civil court, challenging the hospital to release her husband's body to her for a Christian burial.
The civil court hearings, usually known as County Court cases, have moved out of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts in Derby Square, which will now leave that building to deal with serious criminal cases.
In the past, smaller stores have been reluctant to pursue claims through the civil courts because of the time and cost involved.
Like many Catholics, at the time of the injunction I was incensed by what I saw as an unconscionable intrusion by the civil courts into the internal affairs of the Catholic community.
Civil courts may now order that illegally obtained property and profits of illegal activities be returned to their rightful owners.
Solicitor Harriet Wistrich, who acts for rape victims, said: "This shouldn't apply in civil courts.
Civil courts see the lion's share of pro per cases because, unlike criminal proceedings, civil litigants are not entitled to public representation.
Columbia Sportswear negotiated the settlement with Kim after the civil courts in Seoul imposed an injunction prohibiting Kim from further use of the trademarks, which he had been using since 1999.