Crossword clues for lawsuit
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lawsuit \Law"suit`\, n. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (context legal English) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." The term refers to any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.
Sometimes, the term "lawsuit" is in reference to a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment is in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes.
A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the state to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff, or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the state with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws.
The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the attorneys representing them are called litigators. The term litigation may also refer to criminal trial.
A lawsuit is a legal case.
Lawsuit may also refer to:
- The Lawsuit (opera), a 2009 comic opera by Svetlana Nesterova, based Nikolai Gogol's work
- The Lawsuit, a fragmentary scene by Nicolai Gogol from the unfinished play The Order of Vladimir, Third Class
Usage examples of "lawsuit".
Several lawsuits sought to ensure that these overseas absentee ballots were included in the final count.
Chloe had left him, and he related how, summoned home to England and compelled to settle a dispute threatening a lawsuit, he had regretfully to abstain from visiting the Wells for a season, not because of any fear of the attractions of play-- he had subdued the frailty of the desire to play--but because he deemed it due to his Chloe to bring her an untroubled face, and he wished first to be the better of the serious annoyances besetting him.
The chelas formed a circle around Grim and the old guru, excluding us three and the woman, who took me by the arm and fairly drove Chullunder Ghose along in front of her, he arguing like a pot-bellied bunnia who has lost a lawsuit.
Even the two dour ones, Popillia and Arruntia, now had good cause to know that with Gaius Caesar in the other half of the Domus Publica, there would be no lawsuits alleging unchastity.
Labor Day drafting a lawsuit to stop Starr from sending a referral to Congress.
But in central Texas, the slightly more communistic area of the state, environmentalists have successfully filed a bunch of lawsuits, leaving the courts pondering how much property has to be set aside to maintain a habitat for two endangered species: the black-capped vireo, a pretty songbird, and the Barton Creek salamander, a critter only a herpetologist could love.
Though attendance at public ceremonies on such holidays was not obligatory, feriae traditionally demanded that business, labor and lawsuits not be pursued, and that quarrels, even private ones, should be avoided.
If it had not been for Major Tom Yancey, Jedge Kerfoot and myself, there would have been a lawsuit.
The professed object of the agitation was to secure compensation to the occupying tenant all over the country for his improvements, and such certainty of tenure, according to the nature of his lease or taking, as would secure him from vexatious lawsuits and inequitable ejectments, against which, notwithstanding that they were inequitable in the eyes of all men, there was no redress.
Robert Delancey, and explained the relations existing between Rodman and Mutimer, ignoring the fact that a lawsuit had of late turned their friendship to mutual animosity.
Cheryl was going to call next Monday morning and Tania would still be in the same position, miserable over this failure and worried over how to stave off a lawsuit when she had nothing of value to pawn.
Seeing that Fora wanted nothing to do with the money, Twa and Threa then changed their lawsuit from a quarter to a third.
But any suspicion that Ballenger was contemplating a lawsuit evaporated, and Watson saw that he was dealing, instead, with a maniac.
We, you and I, can control the litigation if we move your lawsuit from D.
Under the current litigious climate, Jeffrey had not been surprised by the lawsuit, except perhaps by the speed.