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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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Tel Aviv -- PNN -- Three Arab-Israeli lawyers, Yamin Masalha, Shakieb Kubti and Daniel Drabkin, filed a law suit at Nazareth court against the three Israeli airline companies El Al, Yesral, and Erkia and also against the Airports Authority in Israel and the General Security Service , Shin Bet, because of the "unacceptable" searches and policies towards Arab residents of Israel in the Israeli airport.