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litigation

1. the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
2. a judicial proceeding or contest
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Claire McKeegan said: "Given the ongoing failure of the Secretary of State to implement a redress package, we have no option than to litigate these matters before the courts."
Game theory analysis suggests you should reject the decree and litigate. If you lose, litigant winners seldom get the gobs of money that they ask for.
She suggests that because she was without the benefit of counsel in the district court that she was not afforded a "full and fair opportunity to litigate" the mold issue.
She said: "If we have to go down south to litigate, it does put added pressure on finances.
by applicants to "bulletproot" patents they expect to litigate
The Act precludes a judgment debtor from collaterally attacking a foreign judgment on an issue that the defendant litigated and lost before a foreign court or had a chance to litigate that issue before the foreign court and neglected to do so.
But in 2006 and 2007, CLF was forced to litigate against National Grid when Grid's renewable energy procurement proposals did not include any LTCs.
The ability of technologically savvy firms to obtain information through electronic discovery have leveled the playing field for smaller businesses, which can use efficient, less expensive small firms to litigate cases it would have been too expensive to litigate in the past.
For example, after one company paid the tax in full and expressed the intention to litigate, LMSB issued summonses to senior executives and board members to conduct what amounted to discovery interviews, allegedly to explore a basis for imposing accuracy penalties, as well as IDRs to explore imposition of civil fraud penalties based on the handling of a transaction by the company's tax personnel.
The two sides returned to court to litigate the interest rate question.
Unable to litigate the position successfully, Treasury issued Regs.
Even apart from the conflict between Clendenin Brothers and NEMA, the case law on the pollution exclusion in contexts involving indoor pollution claims conflicts, is suggesting that insurers and insureds may continue to litigate the pollution exclusion issue in the welding fume context.