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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(120.) For example, judges may report satisfaction with online platforms because they reduce timeconsuming, in-person hearings, while litigants may report satisfaction because they believe they are able to obtain more favorable (but not necessarily more accurate) outcomes.
In the meantime, Justice Waglay said the South African Labour Law had been amended to make it easier for indigent litigants to easily receive their awards once issued by labour courts against some unscrupulous employers who in the past would employ delaying tactics and hide behind loopholes in the system.
It is alleged that the judge falsified court transcripts to benefit the litigants with whom his brother was associated.
Mahant Dharam Dass of Nirwani Akhara, a litigant in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi title suit, said that the matter is with the Supreme Court and hence, the VHP's one-day meet is of no importance.
Any litigant is here who has any issue related to fundamental rights?
Under the new arrangement, now Deputy Registrar Judicial has started hearing of cases at reception which was held earlier inside High Court building wherein the litigants would face inconvenience in locating and reaching the branch.
Nearly 30 percent of all divorce cases filed with the 22nd Judicial Circuit include self-represented litigants as both plaintiff and defendant and family law cases can be among the most protracted and stressful proceedings for litigants.
A chief prosecutor, who preferred not to be named, said the criminal order assists Dubai Public Prosecution in achieving its goals to make procedures faster and easier to complete for litigants in cases pertaining to specific minor crimes.
Many self-represented litigants are unaware of the nuances of court processes and struggle to navigate the judicial system, leading many lawyers and legal commentators to ask how and whether courts operate efficiently and fairly in cases involving a self-represented litigant.
The helpline number 1888 would enable litigants and other stakeholders to receive multifunctional information over a period of time.
He said all lost data had been retrieved and not a single complaint was received from litigants.