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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 law suit by Rajan Mahavalirajan has been brought before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of Ontario, TESOC Multicultural Settlement Services and several of its current office-bearers.
The new trial concerns a patent that was granted just a few days ago, while the previous law suit was for patents that had been running for a long time, which resulted in larger compensation, the chief executive explained.
Withdrawing the law suit was a condition for the merger, alongside regulatory clearance and an acceptance level of 95% by Vimpelcom shareholders.On Friday, Vimpelcom said it was confident it would get more than 95% acceptance level.
Meanwhile, Coldplay's Scots bassist Guy Berryman says the band were shocked and "distressed" when a law suit was filed last December.
We certainly don't expect our work to result in a law suit or criminal charges.
A recent Supreme Court decision held that, when law suit judgment or settlement is taxable, the litigant must include in income the portion paid to the attorney as a contingent fee.
While handling a law suit involving property inherited from her father, Pohl saw how people with no legal background could be mislead.
"We filed a law suit in seven counties and they dropped the challenge." It was learned that most of the people on the list were African Americans and not felons.
The move makes it less likely a firm could be bankrupted by a major law suit against it.
At the same time, the worker, through the IWN, filed a civil law suit, claiming that the municipality behaved negligently by not operating according to the new law--it failed to publicize regulations on the subject and did not appoint an officer of the council responsible for dealing with complaints.
Under this provision, the personal representative of an estate may begin a law suit within two years after his or her letters of authority are issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, as long as the law suit is brought within three years after the two-year general period of limitations has ended.
Allegations that the Namibian government illegally cancelled exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs) on the Skeleton Coast have led to a N$89bn (US$10bn) law suit by a local diamond mining operation.