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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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If the intention of the libel case is to teach journalists a lesson, then I think this civil suit should also teach somebody a lesson,'' he said.
Combined with statutes that require reporting Within relatively narrow time frames, say those who want to liberalize statute of limitations laws, these delays frequently put perpetrators outside the reach of the law or the publicity that would accompany a civil suit.
At the time we filed our lawsuit, we were not fully aware of the trail that the money had taken or the degree of involvement of the son," said Hynds, who was lead attorney in Anchor Bay's civil suit.
Nevertheless, Martinez filed a civil suit under Section 1983, claiming that the interrogation of him violated both his Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination and his Fourteenth Amendment due process rights.
Although calls for an inquiry have grown louder-extending to the United Nations human rights committee and Amnesty International-the government has refused, maintaining the position it will consider an inquiry only after the civil suit is concluded.
The request for audit is supposed to take place prior to filing a civil suit against local governments.
Then I had to continue the civil suit against Carolina Herrera S.
The attorney understands the legal elements the client needs to win a civil suit or criminal case.
Special referee Steven Liebman found in March that Nussbaum was so emotionally debilitated by Steinberg's alleged physical and psychological abuse that occurred in the years before their daughter died that Nussbaum could not have filed her civil suit within the required one-year statute of limitations.
Later, according to a civil suit filed on Marcus's behalf last year, officers entered the room with a "box with a round knob on it and two cords extending from it.
Moreover, a civil suit by ESOP trustees based on the Farnum approach to ESOP appraisals was recently found to be without substance in the case of Scott v.
Sources say, the city council's rejection of a final offer of $6 million to settle the civil suit caused the break in negotiations.