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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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In my opinion, a victim should lodge a civil lawsuit against his/her aggressor concurrently with the criminal complaint," stressed Al Redha.
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Advocate Eisa Bin Haidar said, "I urge rape victims to lodge civil lawsuits and claim compensation.
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According to Earl, all lawyers must have a client who gives them authorization to file civil lawsuits.
I don't know what to tell you, because everything points to me,'' Jennings said in a videotape of a Sheriff's Department lie-detector test, released through the civil lawsuit.
LANCASTER - A Lancaster state prison correctional officer whose ankle was broken in a scuffle with an inmate has been awarded more than $250,400 in a civil lawsuit.
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