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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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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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Loyola Law School's National Civil Trial Competition is a concept that Greene Broillet & Wheeler supports in theory and in execution," stated Timothy J.
While the BLSE has suggested broadening the definition of a qualifying civil trial experience, the main focus of the board has been to accommodate the changing nature of the practice area while maintaining exacting standards for certification and recertification.
The "Final Rounds" of the National Civil Trial Competition were presided over by Michael Emmick, who is Loyola, Los Angeles' current Litigator in Residence.
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Judges for the National Civil Trial Competition are drawn from the greater Los Angeles legal community, and will preside over a hypothetical civil suit (drawn from a recent headline making case) involving claims of racial harassment by a firefighter alleging that co-workers put dog food in his spaghetti.
In 2006, the 16 law schools selected to compete in Loyola Law School's National Civil Trial Competition were: University of Akron School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, University of Buffalo Law School, University of Denver College of Law, George Washington School of Law Center, University of Houston Law Center, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Loyola University Chicago, University of Maryland School of Law, Pepperdine Law School, South Texas College of Law, Stetson University College of Law, St.
Allred cited testimony of Simpson's in the civil trial in which he denied ever hitting or kicking Nicole Brown Simpson, even though he once pleaded no contest to spousal battery.
With CivicLink, media, lawyers, publishers and others who have a computer and a modem will be able to access motions and responses filed in the civil trial -- officially known as Sharon Rufo, Fredric Goldman et al and the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson vs.
LOS ANGELES -- Loyola Law School's 5th annual National Civil Trial Competition will begin Thursday, November 9, 2006 and culminate on Saturday, November 11, 2006.
He is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association.
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In teams, the students must present a half-day civil trial before a jury that not only decides which attorney presented the more factual case, but who needs to show more confidence, who speaks too softly and who needs to work more on tailoring final arguments to the age and status of the jurors being addressed.