Definition of lawsuit
: a suit in law : a case before a court
Examples of lawsuit in a Sentence
the homeowner filed a lawsuit against the moving company that was refusing to be held responsible for damaging her furniture
Recent Examples of lawsuit from the Web
The first lawsuit arrived over the weekend, quickly followed by about a dozen others.
A daughter of the man has since filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Williams, who has not been charged or cited by police.
At the same time, a 70-page lawsuit addressing red light cameras, filed against 53 cities and several companies that operate them, is on hold.
Fyre Festival is also the center of over a dozen lawsuits.
The lawsuit was filed May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
The issue (like in so many fashion lawsuits) is the logo — Chanel is protecting the integrity of its aesthetic.
Cohn’s power derived largely from his ability to scare potential adversaries with hollow threats and spurious lawsuits.
An Illinois Appellate Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Naperville Township supervisor and two board trustees by the now-former highway commissioner over their decision to slash his budget.
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First Known Use of lawsuit
LAWSUIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lawsuit for English Language Learners
: a process by which a court of law makes a decision to end a disagreement between people or organizations
LAWSUIT Defined for Kids
Definition of lawsuit for Students
: a process by which a dispute between people or organizations is decided in court She lost the lawsuit against her doctor.
Legal Definition of lawsuit
: an action brought in a court for the purpose of seeking relief from or remedy for an alleged wrong : suit
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