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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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Barclays said yesterday a US court had thrown out claims against it in a class action law suit linked to the collapse of Enron.
His evidence consists of audits of the appellate judges (twenty-six residencias between 1597 to 1776) and civil law suits (the author looked at 693, most of them concerned with debts) that magistrates expedited for the benefit of the community.
Celine has so far declined to turn up in court to answer charges in the law suit he has brought against her.
Their results were astoundingly good: a better-than 40 percent reduction in total defense costs despite a doubling of numbers of new law suits during the same time frame.
Some people also worry that the fees could "invite" law suits against the Park Service.
Until the specification is corrected, foundries should take steps to protect themselves from possible law suits. The first step is to know the specifications that are being required.
Manufacturers got protection from law suits. So did insurance companies, which also won relief from threatened regulation of their industry.
"Wherever something is identified we will follow the route of civil law suits, and where there is criminal liability the case is, or will be with, the attorney general's office," he added.
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The Lebanese Forces law department said on Thursday it intends to file law suits against a number of politicians who slandered LF president Samir Geagea.
They have either been convicted, charged, named in law suits or are at the centre of diocesan investigations.
If neither demand was granted, the association had warned, extreme measures would be taken, including law suits for unfair treatment.