sue for damages

idiom

: to sue to get money for unfair treatment, damage, etc., that one has suffered

Examples of sue for damages in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dana Ellsworth, Ruegg & Ellsworth president and CEO, said the company was forced to sue for damages after the city’s lack of support for housing caused Blake and Griggs Properties to back out of buying the land, costing Ruegg & Ellsworth more than $18 million. Sierra Lopez, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 During committee testimony last week, the executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association said fishermen would no longer be able to sue for damages under the act if the bills passed. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald, 18 Feb. 2024 Victims can sue for damages and, to maintain their privacy, can use a pseudonym in court. Kayla Jimenez, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2024 Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) told the court that the federal government does not have legal grounds to sue because the state law is enforced only against state and local agencies — not the Biden administration — when individuals sue for damages. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 Both bills would authorize the attorney general to bring an action to enjoin or seek damages or civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation and would allow parents or guardians of minors to sue for damages of up to $5,000 per user incident or for actual damages, whichever is greater. Athena Jones, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 Outside of the conservatorship system, Oher could sue for damages in the event of any breach of fiduciary duty or fraud. Naomi Cahn, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 JPMorgan has seized on some of these criticisms of the Virgin Islands government to argue the territory is in no position to sue for damages. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 25 May 2023 The company reserves the right to sue for damages for violations. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 18 Apr. 2023

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“Sue for damages.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sue%20for%20damages. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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