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plaintiff

[plān′tif]
Etymology: ME, plaintif, one who complains
(in law) a person who files a lawsuit initiating a legal action. The plaintiff complains or sues for remedial relief and names a complainant in various civil actions. In criminal actions the prosecution is the plaintiff, acting in behalf of the people of the jurisdiction.

plaintiff

Forensic medicine  A person–eg, a Pt, who initiates a civil action to obtain restitution for injury caused by a negligent/allegedly negligent act

plaintiff,

n an aggrieved party who brings a complaint to the civil court system.

plaintiff,

n the party who sues in a personal legal action and who is so designated on the record.
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The court finds the evidence presented with regard to the Aaron blade is equivocal and insufficient to support a dinding that plantiff is likely to succeed on its claims.
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The two plantiffs are a Haitian priest and a taxi driver who were persecuted under the Duvalier regime.
Consequently, on May 8 NRLC and other plantiffs asked the court to issue an injunction to halt enforcement of this part of the BCRA while the United States Supreme Court considers the case.
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In the last few years, litigation due to mold infestation has been on the rise, often leading to large settlements for plantiffs and their lawyers.
33) Plantiffs in such cases do not seek the exclusion of evidence because there is usually no evidence to be excluded.
The settlement -- which will be open for public comment for 60 days before the commission makes it final -- was coordinated with the FTC as well as all 50 state attorneys general and lawyers for plantiffs in class-action suits.