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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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The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in August in federal court for Michelle Selden, who started eighth grade at Southside Junior High School, and her parents, Darren and Rhonda Selden.
As privately held companies continue to escalate their activity in areas that were once considered the domain of large publicly owned companies, they have increased their exposure to potentially costly liability-related lawsuits, as well as to crime events such as workplace fraud and extortion, McGee said.
The tragedy of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit is that it has resulted in mindless simplification of all debate surrounding education.