An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.
a legal action, but in the Baitshop carries the meaning "I would like everyone to pour derision on my intelligence and judgement."
An action or proceeding in a civil court; term used for a suit or action between two private parties in a court of law.
Legal action brought by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty which resulted in harm to the plaintiff.
A legal action based on a complaint that a person or company failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the person who is filing the complaint.
Generally, a court action brought by one person, the plaintiff, against another, the defendant, seeking compensation for some injury or enforcement of a right.
A civil action; a court proceeding to enforce a right (rather than to convict a criminal).
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
a civil action brought before a court inorder to recover a right , obtain damages foran injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment toprevent future legal disputes
a civil action seeking financial damages
a civil legal action brought in a court
a claim presented by a plaintiff in front of a judge, whereby he informs the judge that he has a right over the defendant that he demands be restored to him and that he wishes for the judge to rule in his favor against the defendant
a formal legal action made by one party or group of people (the plaintiff(s)) against another person or entity (the defendant(s)) in which fault is alleged and recovery is sought for damages
a formal legal action made by one party or group of people (the plaintiff (s)) against another person or group of people (the defendant (s)) in which recovery is sought for damages allegedly caused to the plaintiff(s) by the defendant(s)
a formal legal action made by the injured party (the plaintiff) against another accused negligent person or corporation (the defendant) in which recovery is sought for damages suffered by the plaintiff
a generic term for a legal proceeding through which two or more feuding parties can settle their disagreement by following well-recognized and respected processes
a highly probable outcome, which would put the courts (probably the Supreme Court) in the odd position of having to decide an internal dispute in the Senate
a legal document filed with the court
a legalized form of war
a legal war, a legal battle
an action filed in a court where one or more parties is seeking to enforce some legal right against one or more other parties
a process initiated by a party commonly referred to as the "plaintiff" who is attempting to have the court resolve a dispute, or to otherwise order judicial relief on behalf of the plaintiff, such as obtaining payment of a debt
a very high probability
any one of various proceedings in a court of law.
A claim or cause of action instituted or pending between private persons or entities in a court of law. In order to properly commence a lawsuit, a complaint must be filed with the court and the defendant must be served or given a copy of the summons and complaint.
An action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong: "suit".
A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
A dispute between two people or entities that is decided in a court of law. Also called a suit.
A dispute brought by one party against another party to be resolved by the judicial process.
A case before a court.
The term for litigation after a complaint has been filed with the court.
The most common term describeng a legal action by one person or firm against another one.
A common term for a legal action by one person or entity against another person or entity, to be decided in a court of law, sometimes just called a "suit." The legal claims within a lawsuit are called "causes of action."
A claim brought against you in a court of law that has not been settled or reduced to judgment.
A case before the court.
A court action brought by one person against another seeking compensation for damages or cost incurred based on another's actions.
A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in which the party commencing the action, the plaintiff, seeks a legal remedy. Often, one or more defendants are required to answer the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff's favour, and a range of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, impose a penalty, award damages, impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act, or to obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes.