lawsuit lawsuit  /ˈlɔ ˌsut/


  • (n) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy



  1. A new lawsuit asks whether men should be allowed to get.
  2. Photographer Ivan Kashinsky trails Pablo Fajardo, a lawyer who represents 30,000 Ecuadorians in a lawsuit against the oil giant Chevron.
  3. A lawsuit contends California is failing to protect laborers in its hugely profitable agricultural sector from often deadly heatstroke.


  1. Lawsuit settlement clears way for Google stock split

    A lawsuit settlement announced Monday resolves allegations that Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page engineered a stock split in a way that unfairly benefits them and shortchanges the rest of the company’s shareholders.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. Lawsuit over inmate smoking alleges cruel and unusual punishment

    A lawsuit claiming prison officials turned a blind eye to inmates smoking indoors is moving forward. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled former inmate Jason Sweatman had the right to file a cruel and unusual punishment claim.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery

  3. Lawsuit claims no arms, no legs thanks to Phoebe

    Lawsuit claims Phoebe negligence rendered him a quadriplegic.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFXL Southwest Georgia


  1. "I don't know enough of the details, but it's a civil lawsuit. It's something that we obviously will look into," Goodell said Tuesday when asked about it in New York during an unrelated news conference. "I've been in touch with the Steelers...
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Roger Goodell Source: USA Today

  2. "President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy," Clinton said. "And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed," Chambers said. "People might call it frivolous but if they read it they'll see there are very serious issues...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Ernie Chambers Source: Forbes

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