legal action legal action

Definition(s):

  • (n) a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Terry Gilbert: In 1995, we initiated a legal action which seeks a declaration of innocence from the trial court.
  2. The Prime Minister said that his government had engaged a team of lawyers in London and was looking at possible legal action against the use of the antiterrorist act.
  3. Indeed, a similar, but narrower, legal action was brought in Germany in 2004, which also sought the prosecution of Rumsfeld.

News

  1. Atlanta residents sue city over rundown properties

    Some Atlanta residents hope legal action will help clean up some of the eyesores in their neighborhood after years of dealing with code enforcement.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS 46 News Atlanta

  2. Rand Paul lays out plans for legal action over government surveillance

    The Republican discusses his plans for legal action.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Egyptian crackdown political, NGO says

    WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Legal action taken by the Egyptian government against civil organizations was politically motivated, the Middle East director for Freedom House testified.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

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