What is lawsuit?

  • (noun): A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
    Synonyms: suit, case, cause, causa


A lawsuit or (very rarely) "suit in law" is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment is in the plaintiff's favor, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes. Although not as common, lawsuit may also refer to a criminal action, criminal proceeding, or criminal claim.

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Feisal Abdul Rauf - Controversies - 2013 Lawsuit
... On February 5, 2013, it was reported a lawsuit had been filed by donors in Manhattan Supreme Court against Rauf accusing him of using millions of dollars in ... The lawsuit against Rauf comes as a response to a lawsuit filed in Washington, DC in 2011 against these donors by Rauf's organization, Cordoba Initiative ... The lawsuit alleges that the donors took a large sum of money from the Cordoba Initiative meant for the acquisition of an office in Washington ...
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives - Lawsuit
... Minnesota-based producer of the show filed lawsuit against the Food Network ... The lawsuit alleges that the network failed to pay required production costs, and failed to make the show's host, Guy Fieri, available for taping ...
Financing For Lawsuits
... Legal financing can be a practical means for litigants to obtain financing while they wait for a monetary settlement or an award in their personal injury, workers' compensation, or civil rights lawsuit ... Oftentimes, plaintiffs who were injured or forced to leave their jobs still have mortgages, rent, medical expenses, or other bills to pay ...
Brewster High School (Brewster, Washington) - Discrimination Suit
... In October 2005, a group of eight Latino parents filed a discrimination lawsuit in a federal district court ... According to the lawsuit, Principal Randy Phillips called a meeting with Hispanic students, in which he told them they showed less respect, scored lower on tests, and fought more than non-Hispanic ... The lawsuit was settled in 2006, and included the formation of a school office of minority affairs ...
Glow By J.Lo - Lawsuit
... In 2002 Glow Industries filed a lawsuit against Lopez and Coty, Inc asking that Lopez and her company to stop using the name as their own perfume, which would be ...