file/bring (a) suit

idiom

: to start legal proceedings to settle a disagreement or problem between people or organizations
He filed/brought (a) suit against her.

Examples of file/bring (a) suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their executive director, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, noted that anyone who wants to block the tunnel at least temporarily has until late January to file suit under the California Environmental Quality Act. Thomas Elias, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Under California law, the prior owner has six years to file suit, and the Cassirer family did so five years after learning that the Spanish museum possessed its property, per the paper’s editorial board. Menachem Wecker, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Drivers need only bring a suit and helmet (and a copilot to navigate). Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 The largest nuclear power plant operator in the US, Constellation, is likely to file suit to block the stringent rules from going into effect, HuffPost reports. Justine Calma, The Verge, 22 Dec. 2023 Opponents have vowed to file suit to stop the law from taking effect. J. David Goodman, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 The first revives misconduct claims dating back to 2009, with accusers having until the end of 2026 to file suit. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Columbia’s announcement comes just ahead of a looming deadline for survivors to file suit against the university. Bianca Fortis, ProPublica, 13 Nov. 2023 Another was that, in order to trigger the desegregation process, parties had either to petition their local school boards or, failing that, to bring suit in federal court. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 See More

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“File/bring (a) suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/file%2Fbring%20%28a%29%20suit. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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