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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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Over the past few years, these civil suits alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment right of privacy, have met with varied success in federal court.
Moser's former law firm, Jewell Moser Fletcher & Holleman, was also a named defendant in the civil suit, although none of its other attorneys were implicated.
In seeking the dismissal of the civil suit, Trillanes asserted that Tiu was not able to prove his supposed ownership of the said estate.
With Njegovan's guilty plea and repayment, the diocese is withdrawing its civil suit, William G.
After the civil suit was settled, the family decided to only continue to pursue criminal charges against Hsueh with the judge deciding on the NT$2.38 million fine and jail time.
Chief Justice David Maraga's aspiration to entrench mediation as a conflict resolution mechanism, has seen 108 civil suits concluded releasing property and cash worth Sh1.4 billion back to the economy.The cases from the commercial and family divisions of the court were heard by mediators where parties directly engaged instead of the court-umpired system where those involved become bitter foes after the suit is concluded.
The Attorney General's office is also going after Croman in a civil suit for harassing tenants of his 140 buildings, trying to get rid of rent regulated residents to replace them with higher paying market rate tenants.
Padak, the credit union's board members, chief executives, vice presidents and Longust were named as defendants in the civil suit, which caught the interest of FBI investigators.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 24, 2015-Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay USD390m to resolve civil suit regarding Exjade and Myfortic drugs
M2 PHARMA-November 24, 2015-Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay USD390m to resolve civil suit regarding Exjade and Myfortic drugs
She filed a civil suit in Circuit Court under the state Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act, but the court dismissed her suit saying the Act only allowed individuals to bring suit for violations to the anti-kickback provisions of the state criminal code, not other violations.