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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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The government is pursuing civil action to trace the money borrowed by SRC International Sdn Bhd from the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) in an effort to regain it and pay back some of SRC's loans, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Average duration of civil actions in lowest months: 14 months (30 months in 2007).
Marcus noted that "despite critique and court challenges to the administrative proceeding forum, the Commission continued to file the vast majority" of its actions as administrative proceedings rather than civil actions.
Short of legislation requiring the executives to commence civil actions, or be replaced by those who will, I cannot see a way out of this catch 22.
- The parameters or elements or preponderance of evidence to be considered to qualify civil action for damages if libel is decriminalized and converted to a matter of civil action for damages;
The provisions of ERISA Section 4003(f)(1) are the exclusive means for bringing civil actions against the PBGC under the plan termination provisions of ERISA, including actions against the PBGC in its capacity as a trustee.
Between 2001 and 2004, the taxpayer has been hit with a bill for more than EUR5million as a result of court awards, out-of-court settlements and legal costs following civil actions against the force.
Thus, such claims may be the subject of both workers' compensation proceedings and civil actions."
The court said that the right also protects the inmate's ability to file other civil actions having a reasonable basis in law or fact, but the state is not required to provide affirmative assistance in the preparation of legal papers for these types of actions.
Daly is one of five men being sued in civil actions by relatives of the 29 people killed in the Real IRA bomb at Omagh in 1998.
SB 796 (Dunn) has been amended to allow any employee to bring suit against an employer and act as attorney general to enforce any labor violations in civil actions.
(9) Prior to the decision in Dickerson, civil actions filed against law enforcement officers claiming violations of Miranda were easily defended on the grounds that Miranda was not constitutionally mandated and, therefore, could not support an action under either Section 1983 or Bivens.