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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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Whatever the reasons that discourage victims from lodging a civil lawsuit may be, they [victims] should and have to seek compensationaACA* at least as a point of principle," he said, echoing Bin Haider's view.
Numerous members filed two civil lawsuits alleging Alabama One and some of its employees concocted a straw loan scheme that defrauded members and benefited Tuscaloosa businessman Danny Ray Butler, the ACUA said.
We lodged the civil lawsuit after the Dubai Sharia Court revoked the waiver submitted by the convicted driver," Klaib said.
civil lawsuits filed against defendants in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
The main goal of a civil lawsuit is to help a rape victims recover from her emotional and psychological damage.
Being a member of the Dubai Court of First Instance's third criminal department, Sheeha said a criminal court judge cannot advise or guide a rape victim to lodge a civil lawsuit against her rapist.
Dubai A court will inform Dubai Islamic Bank's (DIB) ex-chairman [2001-2008], and three executives that a civil lawsuit was lodged against them by one of the seven suspects charged with defrauding DIB of Dh1.
Federal administrative rules require that the department which has jurisdiction, in this case the Department of the Interior, hold hearings to determine if harm was caused to the Everglades which would warrant a civil lawsuit.
A hypothetical case was argued, drawing its facts from a recent high profile civil lawsuit involving a well-known journalist who was working on an article about the business dealings of several high profile entertainment industry figures.
Raymond Lee Jennings, 31, who had been named in a civil lawsuit filed by Michelle O'Keefe's parents but had never been charged criminally, was stopped Tuesday morning while driving in Lancaster and arrested on a warrant accusing him of murdering the 18-year-old.
Judge Baker's ruling will determine whether or not the plaintiffs can move forward with their civil lawsuit against The City of Santa Monica and Bayside District Corporation.
read the headline of Saturday's Daily News about the outcome of the civil lawsuit against actor Robert Blake brought by the family of his slain wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.