lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(noun)
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
"the family brought suit against the landlord"
In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve.
Origin: law + suit
an action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim
A lawsuit or "suit in law" is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment is in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes. A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the state to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff, or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the state with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. One who has a tendency to litigate rather than seek non-judicial remedies is called litigious. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the attorneys representing them are called litigators.
How to say lawsuit in sign language?
The numerical value of lawsuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lawsuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of lawsuit in a Sentence
That is why we filed a lawsuit yesterday.
A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.
This lawsuit corners new entrants out of China.
If you want to file a lawsuit ... file the lawsuit.
We have not been served with that potential lawsuit.
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- soudní procesCzech
- Prozess, Gerichtsverfahren, RechtsstreitGerman
- litigio, acción, proceso judicial, pleitoSpanish
- poursuite judiciaire, procèsFrench
- cùis-laghaScottish Gaelic
- causa di tribunaleItalian
- processo judicialPortuguese
- caz judiciar, cauză, procesRomanian
- процесс, иск, тяжбаRussian
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