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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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The Egyptian claimant asked the judge to convict the suspect and rule in her favour in the civil lawsuit.
When the Australian called up the Canadian and threatened to break his legs and those of his parents and brother in Lebanon if he did not drop the civil lawsuit.
This is because the civil lawsuit does by no means preclude the US Justice Department from pursuing criminal charges.
The civil lawsuit in US District Court, Northern District of California, is Lucy Funes, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs Instagram Inc, 12-cv-6482.
The Yoovidhyas paid the officer's family 3m baht in a settlement that will protect Vorayuth from a civil lawsuit.
BEIJING: A court is hearing the country's first civil lawsuit by a man whose child was sickened in China's tainted milk scandal, state media reported Saturday.AaAt least six children died last year after drinking contaminated baby formula and more than 300,000 were sickened in one of the country's worst food safety crises.
"This case demonstrates our commitment to bring civil lawsuits to recover government losses from individuals and companies who defraud the U.S.
Ricardo Mendoza filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles against Spears, pictured, claiming that she negligently operated her car and committed assault and battery when she ran over his foot in Beverly Hills on October 18 2007.
After acquiring NeoProfen, Ovation raised the price of Indocin from $36 to nearly $500 per vial, and set a similar price when it launched NeoProfen in July 2006, according to the FTC, which has filed a civil lawsuit to force Ovation to divest itself of one of the drugs and forfeit some of the profits.
After acquiring NeoProfen, Ovation raised the price of Indocin from $36 to nearly $500 a vial, and set a similar price when it launched NeoProfen in July 2006, according to the FTC, which has filed a civil lawsuit to force Ovation to divest itself of one of the drugs and forfeit some of the profits.
5 : relating to laws about private rights rather than criminal laws <She brought a civil lawsuit against the maker of the defective car.>
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement with Biovail, which neither admitted nor denied the allegations in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan, but did agree to refrain from future violations of federal securities laws.