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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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FN1] As the Civil Court failed to provide such an opportunity, so much of the order as, sua sponte, awarded defense counsel $250 in "fees" is vacated (see Hester v Hester, 121 AD3d 645).
Dubai Civil Court ordered the financial company to repay an amount of $250,000 which according to the audit's report were not transferred on an authorisation from the American victim.
Feeling he had lost the woman he wished to be his wife, the man moved to the Civil Court to demand Dh5 million in damages for the physical and psychological injuries he suffered as a result of the attack.
If the criminal court has made a conclusive determination of these matters, then the civil court must be bound by it in civil actions relating to it, and must not reopen those issues, as that would be contrary to the principle of res judicata in respect of the previous criminal judgment.
Rebuilding justice; civil courts in jeopardy and why you should care.
Istanbul Criminal Court no: 12 which assessed the Constituional Court's decision to cancel the law allowing trial of military personnel at civil courts, decided to accept the indictment on arms and explosives uncovered in Poyrazkoy.
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The criminal court system is a drain on the resources of the DCA, whereas the civil court system is paid for by the user - such as business people and people pursuing personal injuries claims.
All economic eyes are focused on today's civil court cases.
The civil court, which heard an application from Moorthy's family, ruled that it has no jurisdiction over the matter and referred them to the Sharia court.
The civil court hearings, usually known as County Court cases, have moved out of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts in Derby Square, which will now leave that building to deal with serious criminal cases.
Before the Church considers an annulment, a Catholic couple has to be divorced in civil court.