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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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General Motors (NYSE: GM), a United States-based automaker, is facing its third civil trial in a series of bellwether cases associated with defective ignition switches.
Civil trial law is one of Florida's first certification areas, having been approved by the Florida Supreme Court in 1983.
8221; In order to become a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an attorney must be recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the field of civil litigation, and must expressly meet the following requirements:
Malik will now be forced to answer all relevant questions during the civil trial that he initiated, Dosanjh said.
In public and doubtless private discourse, the legal system and the civil trial practice in particular have come under rather sharp attack.
The civil trial of seven Texas prison officials began on September 20 in a case brought by gay inmate Roderick Johnson, 37, who claims he was repeatedly raped by fellow inmates while his pleas for protection were ignored.
Lehn is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, franchise and employment law, legal malpractice real estate and litigation involving closely held corporations.
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The CPS sought the order, which has halted preparations for the civil trial, because of fears that those preparations, including the making and exchange of witness statements, could prejudice criminal proceedings should they arise.
First Amendment attorneys say the unusually detailed decision which includes step-by-step procedures judges must use in determining whether part of a civil trial can be closed is likely to be followed by courts outside of California.
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