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sue

1. To initiate legal action.
2. To make a petition or pleading to the court.
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Hiring a large, eminently suable accounting firm to perform an ethics audit on one's company does create the potential for numerous situations where the pot quite literally would be calling the kettle black.
At the time of the Massey actions, the issue had not been settled, but the predominant understanding was that unions were not suable entities.
The counsel for the defendant in error have undertaken to do this; and have laid down the general proposition, that a sovereign independent State is not suable, except by its own consent.
485, 494 (2001) ("The debate among the leading statesmen of the time centered almost exclusively on whether the states, without their consent, were suable in the federal courts, in light of the provision in Article III extending the federal judicial power to controversies 'between a State and Citizens of another State .