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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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"During these four days, the panel will hold negotiations with Hindu and Muslim litigants separately and at some point of time may have joint discussions with all the litigants," the sources explained.
Many other litigants were of views that it had become a routine among the lawyers that they go berserk whenever their illegal demands are not met either by judges and the government.
'We request that you employ enough manpower to search for the file urgently because already the payments are behind schedule,' said part of the letter addressed by the litigant to the deputy registrar's office by Sagwe.
has not made a good-faith effort to comply." (82) Courts must evaluate a litigant's ability to pay and must make findings of fact on the record before incarceration becomes an option.
According to the complaint, the judge's brother was a long-time employee of one of the litigants.
There are different groups, which are litigants in the case and it's often difficult to bring them on the same page.
PESHAWAR -- In order to facilitate litigants and their counsels, Peshawar High Court has brought public interface sections institution and copying branch, near the entrance gate of PHC complex aimed at expediting process.
The Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County, similar to many other jurisdictions, has a considerable number of divorce cases filed by self-represented litigants.
The majority upheld the Queen's Bench decision, finding "[t]he fact that the appellant is a self-represented litigant in this appeal does not excuse his failure to comply with the Rules of Court in respect of notifying both the court and opposing counsel of a change of his address for service" (Pintea v Johns, 2016 ABCA 99 para 20).
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.
Their biggest fear wasn't the classy opposition, but whether Litigant's dodgy legs were up to the task.