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civil action,

n proceedings presented in civil courts.

civil action,

n a noncriminal legal action.
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The best way to avert liability under Section 1983 is to avoid the constitutional violations that underlie the civil actions.
SCARRED': Sarfraz Najeib at the press conference yesterday at Leeds Town Hall where he confirmed that he would be taking civil action against Leeds United footballers Jonathan Woodgate and Lee Bowyer as well as three other men and the club itself
He would be unlikely to conduct a civil action in Scotland himself because of a lack of experience with Scots law.
They need at least pounds 1 million by the end of April if their civil action is to make it to court.
It's high time these people were made to account for their movements and civil action is one way to do that.
Not surprisingly, the wife and young son of Babatunde Ayeni filed a civil action against CBS, the camera crew, and the law enforcement officers who took part in the search of their home.
Ace") [formerly traded over NASDAQ under the symbol: AACE] from June 7, 2006 to October 5, 2006, inclusive (the "Class"), against ACE and others in connection with the acquisition and going private transaction of ACE, Civil Action No.
FAMILIES of the Omagh bomb victims say their civil action against suspected terrorists has hit a brick wall.
The court noted that the inmate was provided with a court-appointed attorney to challenge drug charges and the inmate was able to file a pro se civil action.
VENTURA - Ventura County law enforcement officials are offering free DNA tests to inmates convicted of violent crimes, even though the results could overturn verdicts and lead to civil action against the county.
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Under the circumstances, we are at a loss to understand the SEC's basis and justification for commencing this civil action.