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lawsuit:

see procedureprocedure,
in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal procedure, see criminal law).
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; torttort,
in law, the violation of some duty clearly set by law, not by a specific agreement between two parties, as in breach of contract. When such a duty is breached, the injured party has the right to institute suit for compensatory damages.
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lawsuit

a proceeding in a court of law brought by one party against another, esp a civil action
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The civil court, which heard an application from Moorthy's family, ruled that it has no jurisdiction over the matter and referred them to the Sharia court.
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According to the statutes of FIFA and its member associations, in this case,no recourse may be made to civil courts,'' said Blatter.