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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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Radko's countersuit also notes that "nowhere in Rauch's complaint (against Radko) does Rauch reveal that it owes at least $4 million for ornaments Rauch ordered from Northstar (a quality ornament manufacturer) that Rauch has refused to pay for.
The countersuit also claims that Blue Shield's attempt to force Alvarado to accept below-cost reimbursement threatens the hospital's continued existence.
This countersuit comes as Barracuda Networks continues to defend itself, the open source community and the free and open source ClamAV project, against a claim made by Trend Micro with the International Trade Commission (ITC).
In its countersuit, Sales Chief again blamed Mel Redman for causing the dissolution of the partnership, saying Redman "has a particularly impressive record as a failed businessman.
If the goal was to promote Oregon as a place where survivors can feel safe, the countersuit was a funny way to show it.
In an angry response filed to the corn refiners' countersuit, The Sugar Association continued to take positions that are contrary to the widely held scientific view that HFCS and sugar are nutritionally equivalent.
A physician countersuit is frequently successful when a lawyer has filed--and lost--a frivolous malpractice lawsuit.
The only motion "in limine" the Rigsbys have filed was one to prevent State Farm from using allegations against them in a countersuit during this trial.
David Bookstaver, a spokesman of the Superior Court of Bronx County, said that both parties were still negotiating in the civil suit and countersuit, and there was no need for a court appearance at the present time.
A BitTorrent user who was accused of illegally downloading a porn film has filed a countersuit asking for millions of dollars in damages for invasion of privacy, defamation and emotional distress.
I think it is a very fair decision, Nicaragua is very happy with the result," said Managua's ambassador to the Netherlands, Carlos Arguello-Gomez, adding he would meet with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to receive instructions on a countersuit against Costa Rica;
Mu Sochua lodged a defamation suit against Hun Sen in April last year, alleging he made degrading remarks about her in a speech, Hun Sen then made a countersuit.