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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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Next, it is unquestionable that intentional violations of Miranda will continue to spur future civil actions against law enforcement officers.
As well as a possible civil action the Chhokars will also use European law to press for documents relating to the case to be released to the family.
Mr Barker said the plan was to take the civil action in the names of just four families of minors to simplify proceedings but many others were supporting them.
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Arlene's devastated dad Hector McInnes last night branded Dick the "scum of the earth" and vowed: "We are looking at the possibility of a civil action.
James's father, Victor, said last night: "We feel it's high time these people were made to account for their movements and civil action is one way to do that.
The attorney representing a Sacramento woman is demanding a multimillion-dollar payment from Clippers center Michael Olowokandi in a civil action filed Tuesday in Stockton.
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The appeals court held that a private correctional facility that provided services on behalf of a state was a "facility" for the purposes of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), but a provision of the Act barred a prisoner civil action alleging emotional injury while in custody without a prior showing of a physical injury.