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Synonyms for plaintiff

one that makes a formal complaint, especially in court

Synonyms for plaintiff

a person who brings an action in a court of law

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Would you say `most,' I replied, when you consider that there is a further stage of the evil in which a man is not only a life-long litigant, passing all his days in the courts, either as plaintiff or defendant, but is actually led by his bad taste to pride himself on his litigiousness; he imagines that he is a master in dishonesty; able to take every crooked turn, and wriggle into and out of every hole, bending like a withy and getting out of the way of justice: and all for what?
In this case, therefore, I conceive the plaintiff must be non-suited; and I should disadvise the bringing any such action.
Plornish, having been made acquainted with the cause of action from the Defendant's own mouth, gave Arthur to understand that the Plaintiff was a 'Chaunter'--meaning, not a singer of anthems, but a seller of horses--and that he (Plornish) considered that ten shillings in the pound 'would settle handsome,' and that more would be a waste of money.
Martha Bardell to commence an action against you for a breach of promise of marriage, for which the plaintiff lays her damages at fifteen hundred pounds, we beg to inform you that a writ has been issued against you in this suit in the Court of Common Pleas; and request to know, by return of post, the name of your attorney in London, who will accept service thereof.
Wakem's conscience was not uneasy because he had used a few tricks against the miller; why should he hate that unsuccessful plaintiff, that pitiable, furious bull entangled in the meshes of a net?
Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.
Wherefore the plaintiffs now sued for the recovery of the value of their whale, line, harpoons, and boat.
His indignant countrymen actually caused him to be prosecuted in the native courts, on a charge nearly equivalent to what we term defamation of character; but the old fellow persisting in his assertion, and no invalidating proof being adduced, the plaintiffs were cast in the suit, and the cannibal reputation of the defendant firmly established.
As recently as the mid-1990s, virtually nothing prevented plaintiffs lawyers from churning out these lawsuits every time bad news was reported about a corporation or every time a company released a negative earnings report.
The court denied most of the defendants' motions, finding that the plaintiff had established that, with some minor limitations, the studies and testimony were sufficiently reliable to pass the threshold test of admissibility.
A state court judge in Los Angeles today declared two mistrials after a jury failed to return verdicts in cases filed by two plaintiffs who alleged VIOXX contributed to their heart attacks.
Due to a variety of oddities in the tax system (most notably, the alternative minimum tax (AMT)), there is a dramatic tax difference between a plaintiff being taxed on a settlement's gross amount, instead of an amount net of recovered attorneys' fees.
The company and its lawyers should assess the likability and credibility of company and plaintiff witnesses, as well as any experts who testify.
9th District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court's finding that the plaintiffs failed to file their cases in time under the statute of limitations and should have suspected the lab in their illnesses.
2) was confronted with the dilemma of finding a way to award damages to this plaintiff, who was substantially damaged by the cooperative which breached the proprietary lease even though plaintiff could not prove damages with certainty.