go to court


: to start a lawsuit
The organization is prepared to go to court to stop construction from proceeding.

Examples of go to court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turning to the Courts Tribes that hope to avoid Arizona’s aggressive tactics can instead go to court — an even riskier gamble that drags on and takes the decision-making out of the hands of the negotiating parties. Mark Olalde, ProPublica, 14 June 2023 Federal agencies almost always accept the recommendations rendered by GAO in such reviews, and if the Army did not in this case Lockheed would presumably go to court while eliciting sufficient support in Congress to block the program from going forward. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 11 Jan. 2023 In July, concerns over the real number of spam accounts proliferating on the platform prompted Musk to try to exit the deal, sparking a legal challenge from Twitter that had been set to go to court this month. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2022 Elon Musk has only a few days left to buy Twitter before things will go to court. Joe Wituschek, BGR, 24 Oct. 2022 The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical won’t have to go to court after all. Vulture, 26 Sep. 2022 Gary Barthel, a civilian lawyer who represented Mays at a preliminary hearing to determine if there was probable cause to send the case to trial, said the Navy judge overseeing that process recommended the case not go to court martial. Julie Watson, ajc, 19 Sep. 2022 He's also supported creating a court process like those commonly allowed via red-flag laws that permit law enforcement or relatives to go to court to temporarily remove someone's weapons. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2022 Baffert and the racing commission will go to court March 17 before a District Court judge to see if a stay will be granted. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022

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“Go to court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20court. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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