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Examples of plaintiff in a Sentence
the judge ruled that the plaintiff's lawsuit was groundless, and he dismissed it
Recent Examples of plaintiff from the Web
The plaintiffs' motion is to continue and extend the restraining order for at least 30 days pending a formal hearing for the court to consider testimony and other evidence.
Moody asked that money unrelated to the plaintiffs' properties remain accessible to Jaques.
The mother reunited with her son in June, weeks after she was released from ICE, according to the plaintiffs.
Repeatedly throughout the litigation for instance, defendants' attorney highlighted how under plaintiff's theories, Microsoft could be deemed the owner of what authors create in Word.
Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University—which joined the lawsuit— served as counsel to the plaintiffs.
Like other plaintiffs' lawyers who work on contingency, Avenatti lives on a boom-and-bust pay cycle.
An earlier version of the suit alleged that Zestimates undervalued plaintiffs' homes and violated Illinois appraisal rules by serving as the functional equivalent of appraisals.
The plaintiffs' argument is that the cross violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the organization.
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Did You Know?
We won't complain about the origins of plaintiff, although complain and plaintiff are distantly related; both can be traced back to plangere, a Latin word meaning "to strike, beat one's breast, or lament." Plaintiff comes most immediately from Middle English plaintif, itself an Anglo-French borrowing tracing back to plaint, meaning "lamentation." (The English word plaintive is also related.) Logically enough, plaintiff applies to the one who does the complaining in a legal case.
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Definition of plaintiff for English Language Learners
law : a person who sues another person or accuses another person of a crime in a court of law
Origin and Etymology of plaintiff
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