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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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Representatives for former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder issued a statement Saturday saying his former employer "is continuing its false attacks" through a countersuit against him.
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Barbers filed the countersuit against Pichay's earlier ethics complaint against him.
"Pursuant to the Membership Agreement, McDermott agreed that if BFCU paid any drafts she authorized that exceeded the available balance in her account, BFCU would be entitled to recover or obtain a refund of the amount of the resulting overdraft, plus additional charges," Bethpage stated in its countersuit. "McDermott also expressly agreed to be liable for any and all overdrafts of her accounts and any and all associated costs created by the overdrafts."
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Even without the countersuit, Oregon's position is clear.
"The cab companies' lawsuit is desperate, baseless and belies their true motivation of protecting their monopoly at all costs," argues Anthony Sanders, a public interest attorney at the Institute for Justice, which promptly filed its own countersuit against the cab companies.