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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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Moser's former law firm, Jewell Moser Fletcher & Holleman, was also a named defendant in the civil suit, although none of its other attorneys were implicated.
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Searching an employee's car or home without consent may leave the client and the CPA open to a civil suit for invasion of privacy or trespass.
In October 1988, attorneys filed a civil suit on behalf of Nussbaum alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other torts.
Wilson testified in a 1989 civil suit that Burge and other officers burned him over a radiator and electroshocked him by attaching wires from a black box to both of his ears and cranking a handle on top of the box.
Because of a judge's gag order, neither King's lawyers nor members of the council would comment on the civil suit.
James Kreindler, the attorney who filed the suit on behalf of the Holtzberg' family, also handled a successful civil suit against the government of Libya and its intelligence agencies after the 1988 terror attack that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
Insisting that he had only broken into the house to find a place to sleep, he filed a civil suit against Steponaitis in 1999, claiming that he was the actual victim in the incident, so deserved compensation for his injuries.
Lister won a $5 million civil suit against Hill in 2002.
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13 Kyodo Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim filed a civil suit Friday against Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the federal government, challenging his dismissal from the cabinet.