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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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"When we asked Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa about the law (back in 2014), he said that the High Civil Court verdict was final in rent disputes, but could be addressed in procedures as any other case," said legislative and legal affairs committee chairwoman Dalal Al Zayed during yesterday's weekly session.
Platini says that Sion's approach through the civil court cannot be allowed to take root in football.
Although the Constitutional Court annulled unanimously the law which would give civilian courts the power to prosecute military personnel accused of crimes against national security, constitutional violations and attempts to topple the government, a civil court accepted Poyrazkoy indictment about 17 naval officers.
New Look declined compensation from the court and now intends to pursue the two women in the civil courts.
Businesses are being seriously let down by the civil court system and penalised by escalating costs and unprecedented delays, the Institute of Credit Management has claimed.
The Selangor State Islamic Affairs Council, which still regarded Rayappan as a Muslim and thus must be buried according to Muslim rites, has taken the matter to the Sharia court while Soosay has gone to the secular civil court, challenging the hospital to release her husband's body to her for a Christian burial.
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.
SHOPLIFTERS can expect to be taken through civil courts by retailers determined to recoup their losses with the launch of the country's first co-ordinated scheme.
(1) Instead of keeping this dispute "within the family", Marc turned to the civil courts for relief.
According to the court, the Arkansas Constitution speaks of the State's duty toward the mentally ill, and the Arkansas State Hospital, a division of the Department of Human Services, has responsibility for treating citizens committed by civil courts or by criminal courts for evaluation.
Civil courts may now order that illegally obtained property and profits of illegal activities be returned to their rightful owners.