Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.
Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.
A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.
A charge by any person or group that a utility or transportation company under PUC jurisdiction has violated a law, order, tariff, or rule of the PUC.
A formal accusation charging that a person has committed an offense.
In a civil action, the document that initiates a lawsuit. The complaint outlines the alleged facts of the case and the basis for which a legal remedy is sought. In a criminal action, a complaint is the preliminary charge filed by the complaining party, usually with the police or a court.
In the legal sense, the document that a complainant files with the court, containing a list of allegations and the damages he or she seeks.
Written document filed in court in which the person starting the action names the persons, allegations and relief wanted.
A way to start a criminal prosecution. Usually a complaint is issued by police together with a summons to attend at court for the complaint to be dealt with.â€¢ Children & Criminal Lawâ€¢ Domestic Violenceâ€¢ Police Powersâ€¢ Regulatory Offencesâ€¢ Street Offencesâ€¢ Victims of Crime
Papers files with the clerk of court to initiate a lawsuit.
The legal document (also called a petition) that informs a defendant of the grounds on which he or she is being sued.
a verified written accusation, filed by a prosecuting attorney with a local criminal court, which charges one or more persons with the commission of one or more offenses.
An alleged violation by a public agency of any federal or state law or regulation.
The legal document filed in court to commence civil action.
The first pleading in a civil case filed by the plaintiff. It alleges the material facts and legal theories to support the plaintiff's claim against the defendant.
A legal document that starts a lawsuit; the complaint alleges facts and causes of action that the plaintiff relies upon to collect damages
Formal, written charges brought by a regulatory or self-regulatory organization which set forth the rules or requirements alleged to have been violated and describe each act or omission that constituted the alleged violations. Also, the initial document filed in a court to initiate a civil action.
A legal document that tells the court what you want, and is served with a summons on the defendant to begin the case.
The formal written document filed in a court whereby the complainant sets forth the names of the parties, the allegations, and the request for relief sought. Sometimes called the initial pleading or petition.
Initial document that is filed with the court to start a lawsuit. The complaint sets forth the basis for the plaintiffs claim.
in a civil lawsuit, the first papers filed by the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
is what an allegation made under article 26 of the ILO Constitution is called. Such an allegation asserts that an ILO member State is not applying fully within its territory the terms of a convention which it has ratified. Information about the article 26 procedure
The legal document setting out facts and legal claims that is filed by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit.
The allegation by an employee that any condition affecting the employee's terms and conditions of employment is unjust, inequitable, or creates a problem. Under this procedure, an employee shall not have the right to file a complaint concerning evaluations of performance unless it is alleged that the evaluation was based on factors other than performance. Suspensions, reductions in pay, transfers, layoffs, demotions, job abandonment, and dismissals shall not be considered as complaints under this process, but shall be handled under the provisions governing arbitration appeals for USPS and A&P employees.
The original pleading in a domestic relations matter. In this pleading, the plaintiff alleges the basis for the suit and states the remedy requested.
A written accusation filed by a prosecutor in a justice or municipal court that accuses one or more persons of committing one or more crimes.
in a civil action, the initial paperwork which begins the action when filed; in a criminal action, a charge against a person accused of an offense.
The first pleading by the plaintiff in a civil action. It includes a statement of the wrong done by the defendant, a request for specific relief from the court, and an explanation why the court has the power to do what the plaintiff wants. Class
1. (criminal) Formal written charge that a person has committed a criminal offense. 2. (civil) Initial document entered by the plaintiff which states the claims against the defendant.
(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
a communication alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and in some way asking for HUD's assistance in resolving the problem
a concise written statement of the essential facts constituting the claim
a dispute of one or more employees involving the application or interpretation of a written rule or policy not covered by this Agreement and not under the jurisdiction of the SPB
a document issued by the Court formally charging a person (the defendant) with having committed a crime
a document outlining the dispute, listing the facts that have occurred, the reasons the Plaintiff (the person initiating the claim) believes they are entitled to relief, and what relief they hope to obtain
a document that alleges the act you are accused of committing and that the act is unlawful
a document that alleges the act you are supposed to have committed and that the act is unlawful
a document, which describes in short, plain statements numbered consecutively, the nature of the matter
a federal charge, accusing one or more persons of one or more crimes
a formal accusation against a dental professional, who is licensed by the State of Maryland, alleging a violation of professional standards or Maryland statutes
a formal allegation of violation of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles
a lawful document that places out the petition that the plaintiff, i
a legal document alleging that you violated a criminal statute
a legal document charging a person with violating a criminal law
a legal document, filed with the court clerk that lists the names of the parties involved, alleges the wrong wrought upon J
a legal document / pleading of the plaintiff alleging wrongdoing by the defendant
a legal document that lays out the claims that the Plaintiff (the person or business bringing the lawsuit) has against the Defendant (the person or business being sued)
a legal document that starts the lawsuit
a legal document that states the case against you in a lawsuit
a letter or statement from a person that they are not happy with something at the school that affects their child
a list of the events that the claimant is asserting against you and an allegation that what you did was negligent
an accusation that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty
an allegation by a complainant that a respondent has committed a written discriminatory act or has pursued a discriminatory policy against the complainant
an allegation of circumstances amounting to a specific act, or omission, which if proven true would amount to misconduct
an allegation that a named party has done something the Labour Relations Code or other labour statute does not allow
an allegation that could result in citing noncompliance with CLIA requirements
an expression of concern about the conduct or actions of a member relating to professional misconduct , incompetence or incapacity on the part of a member of the College
a notice of an alleged uncontrolled occupational hazard or a violation of the OSHAct or specific OSHA Standard given by a past or present employee or an employee representative, such as a union
a pleading that is filed with the proper court and states the plaintiff's claim for damages
a relatively quick method of charging someone with a crime
a report by any person, military or civilian, alleging that a service offence has been committed
a representation made to a higher court in respect to a decision of the lower court regarded as being irregular or unjust
a signed written statement that alleges a school or local education agency is not following special education law and regulations found in IDEA and/or Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities
a statement about expectations that have not been met
a statement by the student regarding a published policy or procedure the student judges has not been followed by a faculty or staff member
a statement of facts about an alleged crime which, when filed in court formally charges a person
a statement of the jurisdiction of the court, the allegations constituting the cause of action, and a demand for judgment
a statement of the plaintiff's claim (allegations), setting forth the facts upon which the case is based and the nature of the relief (damages) sought
a sworn written statement made before a US Magistrate Judge (magistrate) or, if not reasonably available, another person empowered to commit persons charged with offenses against the United States
a very serious action
a written affidavit made by some credible person charging the defendant with the commission of an offense
a written document filed with the department
a written document submitted to the Ethics Commission containing allegations that a City Official has violated one or more of the City's governmental ethics laws
a written matter that, either on its face or upon screening or preliminary investigation, alleges professional misconduct or disability or both
a written or electronic statement to the Department alleging that the rights of one or more persons have been violated and requesting that the Department take action
a written representation made against some act or decision of a court of the Church
a written representation, other than an appeal or a protest, charging a judicatory with delinquency or error
a written statement alleging discrimination, harassment, or a violation of a federal or state law or regulation
a written statement by the person starting the civil case that states the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant
a written statement of essential fact, constituting a public offense, made upon an oath before a magistrate
a written statement of the alleged key facts that forms the charges
a written statement of the essential facts charging that a named individual has committed a particular offense
a written statement sworn to by the complaining witness and charging that a named individual has committed a particular criminal offense at a particular time and location
a written statement under oath of the essential facts constituting a crime
The first document filed in a lawsuit stating the wrong done to the plaintiff by the defendant, and requesting specific help from the court.
A legal document that is filed with the court by a plaintiff generally causing the commencement of a lawsuit.
The formal start of a lawsuit once filed with the court. A complaint will outline the circumstances (parties, nature of damages, desired relief, etc.) of the incident that form the case.
The beginning document in a case. The first pleading on the part of the complainant, or plaintiff, in a civil action. The first document outlining charges filed by a prosecutor in a criminal case.
A written and signed statement as a result of which proceedings may be initiated.
A formal expression of dissatisfaction with the actions or behavior of clubs, bodies, organisations or individuals or with alleged unfair practice in connection with the sport. Complaints must be made in writing to the Judicial Administrator.
A legal written document by a person bringing a civil lawsuit stating his or her claims against the defendant. Also, the written document charging an alleged criminal defendant.
First pleading by a plaintiff in a civil action.
document used to start certain types of proceedings in a magistrates' court, or the process of using such a document to start proceedings;
A written document filed in court in which the person who starts the action names the people and allegations involved, and the results wanted.
The original or initial pleading by which an action is commenced; a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged.
the document which, when filed with the court, initiates a lawsuit. It sets forth the plaintiff's claims against the defendant.
A written statement of the facts and circumstances necessary to show the alleged offense occurred, sworn under oath before a judge or other court officer.
the document on which criminal misdemeanors are charged in District Court, as well as the initial charging document for felonies.
A complaint is the legal document that is filed in court to begin a lawsuit. The complaint identifies the parties to the lawsuit and describes what the lawsuit is about.
The first or initial pleading on the part of a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit stating the allegations of misconduct.
The first pleading in an action for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment, setting forth the allegations on which the requested relief is based. The complaint lists certain statistical information and grounds for divorce.
The first statement of the Plaintiff in a civil action, stating their cause of action.
The formal, written document filed in a court in which the complainant specifies the names of the parties, the allegations, and the relief being sought. This is sometimes called the initial pleading or petition.
The plaintiff files a "pleading" called a "complaint" to bring a dispute to the court to decide. In a civil action, the complaint lists the plaintiff's claims against one or more defendants; in a criminal action in state court, the state uses a complaint or other accusatory instrument to accuse the defendant of committing a criminal offense.
The paper in which the person who brings the lawsuit sets forth his or her claims against the defendant.
This action is brought to affirm the Citations and Notifications of penalty issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651, et seq., hereinafter the Act, of violations of §5(a) of the Act and the Safety and Health Regulations promulgated thereunder. Jurisdiction of this action is conferred upon the Commission by §10(a) of the Act.
The complaint is a written statement of the essential facts which constitute a crime. It must be sworn before a magistrate judge. A formal document submitted to the court by the prosecutor alleging that a person has committed an offense and requesting that prosecution be initiated. In felony cases this document is filed to initiate the preliminary hearing on probable cause. In Federal Court it is also the document filed to hold a defendant until a grand jury decides whether to issue an indictment.
Written legal document filed in court by which the county starts the legal action to establish paternity and/or child support.
A civil lawsuit, filed in the magistrate or circuit courts.
A written statement that begins a civil lawsuit, in which the plaintiff details the claims against the defendant.
The original pleading in a civil action.
Any written, electronic, or oral communication that alleges deficiencies related to the identity, quality, durability, reliability, safety, effectiveness, or performance of a device after it is released for distribution. [From §820.3(b)
An oral or written allegation that a juvenile is undisciplined or delinquent.
A formal statement filed by the plaintiff with the court that sets forth his/her injuries and damages and why he/she believes the defendant is liable.
This is a plaintiff created document that addresses the legal point(s) of contention that they have against the defendant.
Generally a written document (pleading) filed by a plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit. The complaint usually consists of a statement of jurisdiction (when required), factual allegations (causes of action) and a statement of what relief is requested (prayer for relief).
A criminal charge filed in the Municipal Court which accuses a named defendant of committing a specified offense. Also, any civil case seeking damages or a court decision can be initiated in either a Municipal Court or Superior Court.
Statements by the plaintiff making claims against the defendant.
A statement charging an individual with a criminal violation.
1. The legal document that usually begins a civil lawsuit. It states the facts and identifies the action the court is asked to take. 2. Formal written charge that a person has committed a criminal offense.
the document filed with the court stating the facts of your case and your legal claims against the asbestos companies.
A document filed with the Court to initiate a case by one party against another party for relief.
A document submitted by the plaintiff, usually prepared by an attorney, which lists and describes (1) alleged offenses committed by the defendant; (2) ramifications, and (3) the desired conditions for correction of such offenses.
The first document filed with the court by the plaintiff stating the factual and legal basis for claiming legal rights against the defendant(s).
formal written statement filed in court which accuses a person of committing a certain crime
Written document filed by the Secretary of Labor detailing the alleged violations contained in a citation.
is a legal document drawn by an attorney to serve on the defendant with a summons to initiate a lawsuit. (The most common example is a complaint to determine the dischargeability of a debt; this is also sometime called an adversary proceeding.)
In the legal sense, the document a plaintiff files with the court which contains allegations and damages sought. A complaint generally starts a lawsuit.
1. information in written form giving details of an alleged criminal offence. This is a means by which summary and committal proceedings may be commenced; 2. in certain jurisdictions, the means by which various civil matters are initiated.
written document filed in court in which the person initiating the action names the persons, allegations, and relief sought
The legal document filed with a court that formally begins a lawsuit.
In a civil case, the document that explains why one party is suing the other party. In a criminal case, the complaint explains the criminal charges against the defendant.
the first document filed in a case setting forth the facts upon which the Plaintiff's claim is based.
a term in civil cases that signifies a filing of a suit. In criminal court, the complaint is the reporting of a crime to authorities.
The way to initiate a prosecution for a summary offence (q.v.). See GOING TO COURT.
The first or initial pleading on the part of the complainant, or plaintiff, in a civil action.
The document that commences a civil case. It identifies the parties, the causes of action brought by the plaintiff against the defendant, and the relief sought.
A document filed to begin a civil case.
The modern equivalent of a bill or declaration; the first document filed by a plaintiff in a civil action.
The initial request or plea to a court in a civil matter.
A pleading that is filed to initiate a lawsuit or an adversary proceeding.
A specific written and signed allegation by an agency, private individual, or organization that there is an unresolved violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of the law, the State or ISD Plans, an individualized education plan, or hearing officer or court decision.
The first pleading filed and served against a Defendant (party being sued) stating the reason for the suit and the requested remedy.
In civil cases, a written statement the plaintiff files to start a case. It says what the plaintiff thinks the defendant did. In criminal cases, the DA files the complaint to say what the defendant is charged with. Also called the initial pleading.
In civil practice in states having a code of civil procedure, the complaint is the first initiatory proceeding on the part of the plaintiff in a civil action; it corresponds to a declaration of narrative in common-law practice.
A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
The legal document, also known as a pleading that initiates a civil lawsuit. It states facts and identifies the action the court is asked to take.
The formal legal document filed in court to begin a lawsuit. The complaint is considered part of the pleadings.
The legal document filed by the plaintiff to start a lawsuit and make a claim against the defendant in a civil action, or to specify each accusation against a defendant in a criminal action.
The first pleading in a civil case stating facts and demanding relief.
The first pleading of the case, in which the plaintiff sets out the facts on which the claim for relief is based. The purpose of the complaint is to give notice to the adversary of the nature and basis of the claim asserted.
A legal pleading generally served at the beginning of the divorce action with the summons, which sets forth the grounds for the divorce and any other relief sought.
initial document filed by the plaintiff in a civil case stating the claims against the defendant.
Legal document that outlines plaintiff’s claim against a defendant.
A complaint is the formal document that starts a legal action when it is filed with the court. A complaint provides the names of the people involved, the reason for the legal action, and what the person who brought the complaint wants the court to do.
The formal written pleading filed in a civil court alleging that the defendant(s) injured the plaintiff(s), and that the defendant(s) should be liable for damages caused.
A communication which is found by the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel to warrant an investigation of alleged misconduct of a State Bar member which, if the allegations are proven, may result in discipline of the member.
A legal document prepared by the DA based on the police reports. It lists the charges and some of the evidence against the defendant. The complaint is filed in Court.
Formal papers issued by the NLRB to start an unfair labor practice hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. The complaint states the basis for the Board's jurisdiction and the alleged unfair labor practice.
The initial pleading in an action formally setting forth the allegations in issue.
In intellectual freedom cases, an oral charge against the presence and appropriateness of material in the library collection. Complainants are usually requested to complete and file a written form. Also referred to as a challenge.
A statement of charge against a person arrested for a crime.
The pleading or accusation (by a plaintiff) against a person as having committed an alleged offense or for the recovery of money.
Verified written accusation by a person.
Initial or original pleading by which an action is commenced under the rules or codes of civil procedure.
is one of the court forms you or the other party filed with the court to start your original divorce or parental rights case.
The formal document filed with the Court which states that the plaintiff wants a divorce and why. Return to List
(1) In general criminal justice usage, any accusation that a person(s) has committed an offense(s), received by or originating from a law enforcement or prosecutorial agency, or received by a court. (2) In judicial process usage, a formal document submitted to the court by a prosecutor, law enforcement officer, or other person, alleging that a specified person(s) has committed a specified offense(s) and requesting prosecution.
The form filed to commence a civil action.
Plaintiff statement of facts constituting duty, causes, damages and prayer for relief.
The legal document filed by a person to commence a lawsuit. See also pleadings.
the written action taken to notify a state education agency that special education laws are not being followed
A formal written accusation made by a person, usually a prosecutor, and filed in a court alleging that a specific person has committed a specific offense.
The initial written pleading on the part of the plaintiff of a civil case.
The initial pleading to a court in a civil matter, written by the Plaintiff or his/her attorney. In a divorce action, it contains the Plaintiffâ€™s allegations of his or her reasons for divorce, and it must be verified. (See Verified, See also Summons)
Document explaining the alleged facts of the criminal case, typically a preliminary charge which is filed by the complaining party.
The original or initial pleading by which an action is commenced under Codes or Rules of Civil Procedure. The pleading sets forth a claim for relief.
A written document filed in court in which the plaintiff/petitioner names the defendant(s), states the legal action and desired relief sought.
Rules 7-11; the initial pleading in a lawsuit containing a statement of facts comprising the plaintiff's cause of action or claim.
a paper filed in court and delivered to the party(ies) being sued, stating the plaintiff's claims against the defendant
the first or initiatory document in a lawsuit that notifies the court and the defendant of the grounds claimed by the plaintiff for an award of money or other relief against the defendant.
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.
is a civil law action that initiates a lawsuit
In a civil case, it is the initial document entered by the plaintiff which states the claims against the defendant.
A sworn allegation made in writing to a court or judge that an individual is guilty of some designated (complained of) offense. This is often the first legal document filed regarding a criminal offense. the complaint can be "taken out" by the victim, the police officer, the district attorney, or another interested party. Although the complaint charges an offense, an indictment or information may be the formal charging document.
An initial pleading, also called a petition, containing a plaintiff's basis for a claim and demand for relief, which begins a civil lawsuit. An amended complaint is a complaint that modifies and replaces the original complaint.
In general use, a complaint is an expression of displeasure, such as poor service at a store, or from a local government, etc. Under common law, a complaint is a formal legal document that sets out the basic facts and legal reasons (see: cause of action) that the filing party (the plaintiffs) believes are sufficient to support a claim against another person, persons, entity or entities (the defendants) that entitles the plaintiff(s) to a remedy (either money damages or injunctive relief).