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Lawsuit

- Noun

An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.


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  • Lawsuit

    A lawsuit is a proceeding by a party or parties against another in the civil court of law. The archaic term "suit in law" is found in only a small number of laws still in effect today. The term "lawsuit" is used 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.

  • Direct-action lawsuit

    A direct-action lawsuit is brought directly against an insurance company for a wrong done by the insured.

  • Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch

    Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch is a non-profit 501 c(4) organization based in Novi, Michigan. It was created in 1997 with the goal to increase public awareness of what it views as the burden of "excessive litigation" is placing on families, job providers and communities in the United States and to promote policies to restore common sense to the civil justice system.

  • Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2015

    Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2015

    The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 (H.R. 758 , S. 401 ) is legislation that amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require judges to impose mandatory sanctions on attorneys, law firms, or parties who file frivolous "claims, defenses, and other legal contentions." The legislation replaces the current rule, which allows judges' discretion to impose sanctions, and instead forces judges to impose mandatory sanctions prescribed by Congress. It also removes the rule's safe harbor protection, which currently allows attorneys to correct their pleadings, claims or contentions within a 21-day period without fear of sanctions.

  • JNR dismissal lawsuit

    The JNR dismissal lawsuit is a lawsuit that resulted from the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) in 1987, and its breakup into the seven Japan Railways Group companies. In March 1990, 1,047 mostly union workers were laid off, 966 of whom were from the National Railway Workers' Union (Kokuro), and two decades of lawsuits followed. The dispute was eventually settled in June 2010 for 20 billion yen, or about 22 million yen per worker for 904 plaintiffs.

  • The Lawsuit (opera)

    The Lawsuit is a comic opera in one act by composer Svetlana Nesterova. The opera uses a Russian libretto by Vera Kupriyanova and the composer which is based upon Nikolai Gogol's fragmentary scene "The Lawsuit ". The opera was commissioned by the Mariinsky Theatre along with two other new operas, Anastasia Bespalova's Shponka and His Aunt and Vyacheslav Kruglik's The Carriage , all based on stories by Gogol. The three operas premiered together on 21 June 2009 during the Mariinsky Theatre's summer festival.

  • Shell Canada lawsuit

    The Shell Canada Lawsuit was a class action suit filed against Shell Canada Limited on July 18, 2003, on behalf of customers who purchased "Bronze" (regular-grade ) gasoline products, to which Shell Canada added an "additive ", between March 1, 2001 and April 15, 2002. This additive allegedly caused damage to the fuel supply system of many cars, most commonly of Acura, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai and Volvo brands. While Shell Canada estimated that between 100,000 and 200,000 customers bought "Bronze" products during that period, it is unknown how many total vehicles were affected.

  • Nuisance lawsuit

    Nuisance lawsuit may refer to:

  • Vatican Radio lawsuit

    The Vatican Radio lawsuit was started by the Regional Health Department for "Throwing of dangerous things" on the Italian ground at their antenna site.

  • Lawsuit (disambiguation)

    A lawsuit is a legal case.

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