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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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When all the evidence in the various Gray lawsuits is sifted out, there appear to have been three distinctly different Grays: first, Gray the SCOFFER, who examined Bell's telephone at the Centennial and said it was "nothing but the old lover's telegraph.
In all, the Bell Company fought out thirteen lawsuits that were of national interest, and five that were carried to the Supreme Court in Washington.
In the course of the Dolbear lawsuit, a Reis machine was brought into court, and created much amusement.
We do not wish lawsuits. We wish to hold the land as it was given to us after the days of the Oppression," they cried.
It is written that every man who received such a beating from the Father of Waterwheels who slow the Emirs, should instantly begin a lawsuit, because the title to his land is not valid."
It meant, in the first place, that the lawsuit was over at last.
Nay, since the result has been so fortunate, I rejoice at the wrongs which drove thee to this blessed lawsuit. Happy Bullfrog that I am!"
Fortunately for me, my father lost a lawsuit just in the nick of time, and was obliged to scrape together every farthing of available money that he possessed to pay for the luxury of going to law.
"Well, they ought to be, but they've had a lawsuit for some years which has sucked the blood out of both of them, I fancy.
I understood, from something which the Colonel told us, that a lawsuit had been going on between you, Mr.
His lawyer said he reckoned he would win his lawsuit and get the money if they ever got started on the trial; but then there was ways to put it off a long time, and Judge Thatcher knowed how to do it And he said people allowed there'd be another trial to get me away from him and give me to the widow for my guardian, and they guessed it would win this time.
Governor Chris Sununu, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and DES Commissioner Bob Scott announced historic action to protect New Hampshire's natural resources by filing two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and dissemination of PFAS in New Hampshire.