When a plaintiff begins a legal action against a defendant because of the latter’s failure to perform a legal duty which caused some form of harm to the former.
His lawyer filed a lawsuit against the City of Mesa.
Synonyms: legal action, suit, case, action, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, proceedings, litigation, trial, legal dispute, legal contest
Another term for a lawsuit, controversy or case. All participants in such a case are known as ‘litigants’.
The company wishes to avoid litigation.
Synonyms:legal proceedings, legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute, legal case, case, suit, prosecution, indictment
* These terms are general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Different states may define terms differently. These terms are not designed to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Always seek advice from an attorney licensed in your state who is familiar with how your jurisdiction defines key legal terms that are important in your particular matter.
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