complainant complainant  /kəm ˈpleɪ nənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who brings an action in a court of law

News

  1. Tredyffrin police report June 20 - Bike thefts, multiple burglaries

    Bicycle theft June 12 at 4:38 p.m. – 600 block of Lancaster Ave. in Wayne. The complainant reported that a bicycle was stolen from outside the restaurant while he or she was inside. The bike was valued at $500. The case is under investigation.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. What’s Fair?

    Please login to view the requested resource. HARRISONBURG — It wasn’t her test scores or grade point average that prevented Abigail Fisher from getting into the University of Texas at Austin, the complainant in a current U.S. Supreme Court...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

  3. Johnson County settles with transgender woman over restroom complaint

    A transgender woman and Johnson County have reached an agreement over her civil rights complaint after a sheriff’s deputy removed her from a women’s restroom in the county courthouse. The settlement, finalized Wednesday, requires the county to pay the complainant $7,000 and pass a resolution stating public restrooms in county buildings are open to people [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Gazette

Quotes

  1. Kagan found such reasoning to be "outrageous" and wrote "it is almost as if a court were to hold that a state law does not impose a substantial burden on religion because the complainant is free to move to another state."
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. Ruling on the issue of consent in such cases, Sir Igor said: "If, through drink - or for any other reason - the complainant has temporarily lost her capacity to choose whether to have intercourse on the relevant occasion, she is not consenting, and...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Igor Judge Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "We warned him not to bug the complainant and the first thing he does is send her a note informing her that her job is being modified," said Gagnon-Tremblay. "I told myself: 'If he showed a lack of judgment and was stubborn and insubordinate...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Monique Gagnon-Tremblay Source: Bugle-Observer

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