civil action


: a lawsuit about a person's rights
a civil action for wrongful death

Examples of civil action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That American company used the UK courts to pursue civil action. Chris Stokel-Walker, WIRED, 28 Jan. 2022 Sites that fail to comply could face a civil action from the parents of kids who viewed pornography or anyone whose data is unlawfully retained. Chloe Albanesius, PCMAG, 25 June 2024 De Leon said Chase and the man eventually settled the suit, but Canton continued to fight the civil action, appealing the case all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 23 June 2024 Under the bills, victims would be able to bring civil action against an individual who violates the ban, including for damages, injunctions and temporary restraining orders. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2024 The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement said there is insufficient evidence to pursue any criminal or civil action at this time. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 4 June 2024 However, attorneys for the defendants also hinted at civil action against Henley. Justin Curto, Vulture, 6 Mar. 2024 Mayer and Eveland decided to take civil action against the owner of 413-415 Patapsco. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 1 Mar. 2024 Health care providers who violate these provisions could be subject to civil action and have their license revoked if the bill is passed. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2024

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“Civil action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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