cause of action


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cause of action,

n the stated circumstances that permit one to bring suit to recover damages.

cause of action,

n a ground or reason for a legal action; a wrong that is subject to legal redress.
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Furthermore, our proposal in favour of narrow-scope claim preclusion is strengthened by the experience of two legal systems, German-Continental civil law (171) and Jewish law, (172) which have adopted a minimal concept of cause of action estoppel.
the Bivens cause of action, believing that the Court's action was a
21) The failure to state a cause of action provision and revised subdivision (e) of the statute:
2006), Justice Martin Soloman of the New York Supreme Court recognized an independent cause of action sounding in tort for spoliation.
Action for Prima Facie Tort: The judge said that the plaintiffs had "stated a cause of action for injurious falsehood only as it relates to brand extensions allegedly not granted during the three years immediately preceding the filing.
The court's action follows the October 2002 adoption by the state legislature of a bill that requires plaintiffs to file medical malpractice lawsuits only in the county in which the cause of action occurred.
One theory is that, under state law, an attorney may have an equitable assignment or lien and, therefore, an equity interest in the cause of action (that is, the nature of the suit) to the extent of the contracted fee.
As an equitable assignment, when the attorney holds an equitable interest in the cause of action to the extent of the contingent fee agreement, the ownership of that percentage of the judgment is held by the attorney.
What we have determined," Reno replied, "was that it was the state's cause of action and that we needed to work with the states, that the federal government does not have an independent cause of action.