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sue

1. To initiate legal action.
2. To make a petition or pleading to the court.
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There's another reason why Latin American litigants prefer suing in the United States: Out-of-court settlements are possible as an alternative to lengthy and expensive trials.
* The suing party must in fact rely on the information.
As the two-year investigation draws to a close this week, Judge Herve Stephan's findings are set to trigger a legal war between the parties suing and counter-suing for compensation.
"It was just a blessing that I had put the car and the insurance in his name instead of putting him under the family policy." While the younger Johnson's policy had paid up to its limits for the injury of the other driver, the injured party sought to gain additional funds by suing his father, alleging that he'd provided the car for his son's comfort and convenience.
A recent class-action suit against a Northern California water district makes explicit what is implicit in the credit-card case - consumers are being duped into suing themselves.
Also, some plaintiffs who have already received an asbestos settlement wind up also suing for silicosis, Behrens said.
If suing a partnership, association or corporation, the plaintiff could file the lawsuit in any county where the organization regularly conducted business, or where it had its principal office or where some or all of the medical treatment took place.
The case is unique partly because it defies the usual tenor of disputes involving property owners and associations, which typically involve associations suing owners to enforce rules.
Rendell's staff thought it might anchor its lawsuit to the idea that guns constitute a "public nuisance." That approach, however, was dealt a severe blow in March, when the family of a murdered Chicago policeman suing under that theory lost its case against a gun maker.