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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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Last year, we proudly welcomed 20 new board certified civil trial lawyers.
I recently had the privilege of attending a meeting of the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable in Williamsburg, Virginia, cochaired by former AAJ (then ATLA) President Richard Middleton.
The article also stated that the Apollo Group was "convicted" of fraud; because the case was a civil trial, it should have said the university was "found liable."
Described as a "nuts and bolts magazine of civil trial work," the new magazine offers information that focuses on a specific legal sector in each issue, with data on using complaints, discovery and voir dire to effectively win actions in areas such as employment, auto accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and insurance bad faith.
The American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM; Orlando, FL) has begun the publication of the "American Journal of Mediation," an annual journal focusing on ethical and professionals standards of mediation practice and the growth and efficacy of alternative dispute resolution systems.
Ford's efforts eventually led to a $54.6 million liability ruling against two former Salvadoran generals in a 2002 civil trial in Florida, where the generals were living after being granted residence by the United States.
The company had collapsed in 2003 and is now seeking USD2.2bn in damages from Citigroup, Inc at a civil trial in New Jersey.
"Justice Defeated" is written in response to the book "Triumph of Justice the Final Judgment," written by Daniel Petrocelli's, attorney for Fred Goldman in the civil trial.
Eight men reached a settlement with British energy giant BP in the second civil trial involving injuries in the deadly explosion at the company's Texas City refinery.
Indeed, between the pending civil trial and a still active professional life, Greenberg has a lot to keep him very busy for a long time.
The civil trial of seven Texas prison officials began on September 20 in a case brought by gay inmate Roderick Johnson, 37, who claims he was repeatedly raped by fellow inmates while his pleas for protection were ignored.
Former President Arnold Aleman was scheduled to face civil trial in Miami on Sept.