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legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution)

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He added: "The family have now confirmed to me they intend to pursue vigorously their civil action against the MOD.
Although the filing of a civil action does not inhibit the SEC s broad authority to investigate securities-law violations, administrative agencies are bound by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ( FRCP ) when they are parties in a civil action.
Officers in St Helens brought the civil action at the local magistrates court claiming the sale of such products can be linked to anti-social behaviour.
The federal district court hearing any civil action brought under ERISA Section 4070 may, in its discretion, award all or a portion of the costs and expenses incurred in connection with such action, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to any party who prevails or substantially prevails in such action.
The man punched in a nightclub by England and Liverpool football star Steven Gerrard is launching a civil action against the player and six of his friends.
Mr McGee, 34, who lost a front tooth and suffered facial cuts in the fight last December, said he has told lawyers to begin civil action for compensation for the injuries he received.
Existing law allows any employee to file a civil action to recover unpaid wages or overtime including interest, reasonable attorney's fees and costs of suit and under the Code of Civil Procedure 382 allows for class-action suits.
A COVENTRY businessman who was stabbed by a teenager while on holiday in the Spanish island of Tenerife will pursue civil action against his suspected attacker.
In Chavez, for example, the need to interrogate Martinez to obtain information necessary to discipline a potentially unwarranted use of force or to defend a future civil action filed by Martinez or his survivors may outweigh the risks posed by the intentional Miranda violation.
The Act also prevents a civil action from being brought against non-profit organizations.
A lot of good people swung in behind our campaign to raise the money we need to mount a civil action including prominent people like Peter Mandelson, Sir Bob Geldof, Barry McGuigan and Eddie Irvine.
COUNCIL chiefs in Liverpool want the power to take civil action against people who continually destroy neighbourhoods.
Five members of the family involved in the civil action have offered to suspend legal proceedings if they can have a public inquiry.
A LAW graduate cleared of repeatedly raping a teenage virgin may face a civil action raised by his accuser.
The family want to launch a civil action against Ronnie Coulter, Andrew Coulter and David Montgomery.