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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 Ordinance is based on the City Council's judgment that the adult citizens of Worcester cannot be trusted to make decisions regarding their own health and that tobacco advertising may lead adults to make what it believes is the wrong choice about tobacco use," the civil action said.
Officers in St Helens brought the civil action at the local magistrates court claiming the sale of such products can be linked to anti-social behaviour.
"We are hoping that as a result of the coroner's verdict that this civil action will be dealt with quite swiftly," said Ms Brown, who works for Anthony Collins Solicitors.
The federal district court hearing any civil action brought under ERISA Section 4070 may, in its discretion, award all or a portion of the costs and expenses incurred in connection with such action, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to any party who prevails or substantially prevails in such action.
Now, according to new reports emerging from the Isle, the boy's mother, Marion Blackburn, is looking to mount a civil action after her son had difficulties with his vision following the wrong prescription being given at the Douglas branch four years ago.
Mr McGee, 34, who lost a front tooth and suffered facial cuts in the fight last December, said he has told lawyers to begin civil action for compensation for the injuries he received.
The finding is central to a pounds 6m civil action being brought against the property tycoon by the dead man's family.
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Existing law allows any employee to file a civil action to recover unpaid wages or overtime including interest, reasonable attorney's fees and costs of suit and under the Code of Civil Procedure 382 allows for class-action suits.
In any civil action alleging asbestos or silica claim, the plaintiff must file a written report and supporting tests to support his or her prima facie evidence of physical impairment with a court.
A correctional officer brought a civil rights damages suit against a state attorney general and former and current commissioners of corrections, arising from the attorney general's decision not to defend the officer in a prisoner's civil action. The district court held that the attorney general was entitled to absolute immunity from a [section] 1983 claim that was based on his decision not to defend the officer.
A man jailed for a murder he did not commit can use witnesses from two of Wales' most notorious cases in his civil action against the police, it has been ruled.