- n (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants
- If a litigant lacks standing, that means the governmental actioneven if theoretically unconstitutionalcannot be challenged in court.
- In a tangential revelation Friday, it turns out that Ricci is not a reluctant litigant.
- Yet in the months since it scored a big cash investment from erstwhile litigant BMG (courtesy of parent Bertelsmann) it's been mummer than mum about how the project is actually .
- Sonia Sotomayor in American Chronicle
Sotomayor said her decisions on the bench have been made "not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice."
- Manmohan Singh in BBC News
The focus of the judicial system should be to wipe every tear of every waiting litigant,Mr Singh told a meeting of chief ministers and judges.
- Samuel Alito in Politico
Throughout my 17 years on the bench, I have witnessed the human consequences of my decisions. Those decisions have not been made to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice,...