take legal action


: to do start a lawsuit against someone : to sue someone

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The cofounder of Fox TV Networks (along with Rupert Murdoch) and currently an executive at media holding company IAC, Diller thinks that if generative A.I. tools use content from the internet for their models, including the work of news publications, news outlets should take legal action. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2023 Only on very rare occasions does the FDA take legal action, typically against manufacturers that persist in marketing a defective product. Bianca Pallaro, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2023 He has been sent to harsh punishment cells 10 times for up to 15 days, and was even forced to take legal action to get winter boots. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2023 In a statement, Misley said the change in the law encouraged her to take legal action. Chuck Johnston, CNN, 31 Dec. 2022 Some are expected from women who were inspired to come forward by the #MeToo movement, only to be told that too much time had passed to take legal action. Michael Hill, ajc, 22 Nov. 2022 Cooper, who was endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council, said the attorney general can take legal action to compel Congress to enforce immigration laws. Tara Kavaler, The Arizona Republic, 2 Aug. 2022 State lawmakers did not advance legislation this year that would have authorized the attorney general to take legal action against businesses accused of price-gouging during a disaster or emergency declaration. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 5 June 2022 Russian officials have vowed to retaliate against the White House move and urged the affected oligarchs to take legal action. Annabelle Timsit And Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2022 See More

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“Take legal action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20legal%20action. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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