lawsuit

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Synonyms for lawsuit

a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

Synonyms for lawsuit

a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

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The best way to avert liability under Section 1983 is to avoid the constitutional violations that underlie the civil actions.
It's coincidence that civil actions may be as lethal as department initiatives, he says.
Civil actions for damages, attorneys' fees, and other appropriate relief by persons suffering harm due to the violation.
The civil actions already filed charge that the unchecked police corruption described to investigators by dirty-cop-turned-informant Perez was not unusual, but typical of a larger policy, pattern and practice by the city and police against primarily young Latinos.
Investigations throughout Southern California in recent months have resulted in an increased number of both criminal and civil actions against software pirates.
Despite the findings of the Special Master, ERISA Section 502(a) (the civil enforcement statute the class action claim was brought under) provides that civil actions brought by a beneficiary or participant for the enforcement of rights under the terms of a plan do not allow for the recovery of extra contractual or punitive damages.
The Foundation is the first of its kind organization nationally, and is the nation's pre-eminent legal services foundation dedicated to providing free legal help in civil actions directly against abusers.
IHI, which has been sued by a number of its former Representatives since the Securities and Exchange Commission initiated litigation against the Company in March, has vigorously opposed the attempts by each of the IRSRs to certify their individual civil actions as class actions pursuant to applicable laws.
Under the new law, individuals are barred from suing spammers but ISPs can file civil actions and state and federal authorities can follow with criminal complaints.
Vacco filed civil actions against the firms, charging them with high-pressure calling techniques as well as outright lies; sales practice abuses in which unlicensed solicitors falsified records and conducted unauthorized trades; and failing to report investor complaints and evasion of broker-dealer registration requirements.