lawsuit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lawsuit a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy "the family brought suit against the landlord"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted
    • n Lawsuit An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1991 Procter & Gamble won a $75,000 lawsuit against James & Linda Newton who were found responsible for spreading rumors that the company supported the Church of Satan. The two were distributors of Amway Products, a competitor of Proctor & Gamble.
    • n lawsuit A suit at law or in equity; an action or a proceeding in a civil court; a process in law instituted by one party to compel another to do him justice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There have been over 600 lawsuits against Alexander Grahm Bell over rights to the patent of the telephone, the most valuable patent in U.S. history.
    • Lawsuit a suit or process in law
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.”
  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.”
  • Robert Frost
    Robert%20Frost
    “A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    Jean%20De%20La%20Bruyere
    “Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lawe—A.S. lagu, from licgan, to lie; Ice. lōg.

Usage

In literature:

Lawsuit, observations on that comedy, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
It is a deep dingle in the midst of a large field, on an estate about which there has been a lawsuit for some years past.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
Nothing can be expected from her avarice, unless it be wrested from her by a lawsuit.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
It is a matter of great moment to end lawsuits between men of such eminence in the State as these.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
He could even go so far as to bring Brennan to lawsuit to have Brennan stopped from his interference.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
Lawsuits were banished from Lacedaemon with money.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
For it was John Barclay's lawsuit.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
By yet a third account the lawsuit and the line-fence matter were confusingly twisted together to form a cause for disputation.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
I've seed him preach the gospel with one hand and with the other one tear up a lawsuit.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
I have bought an interest in a great lawsuit.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Of course, if it came to a question of a lawsuit, I might beat them out.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
I don't know how many lawsuits they've had.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
In January, 1815, Mr. Fulton went to Trenton, New Jersey, as witness in a lawsuit.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber
They told him they had none, and that they were strangers to lawsuits.
"Candide" by Voltaire
Suzuki gets nothing at Tamiya but a lawsuit which would not pay the office fees.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Now Mr. Bowdoin was not over-fond of officers of the law; he detested lawsuits, and he had a horror of legal documents.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
By spending your money on this expensive lawsuit you have proved my title to the Tecolote Mine.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
There are few things more dreaded by the Spaniards themselves than a lawsuit with one another.
"Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines" by Robert Mac Micking
He had a lawsuit with an old partner in Ceylon, which hung on a long time.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He therefore commenced a lawsuit against her and her guardians, and the suit is still pending.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
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In poetry:

Happiness
Is a clean bill of health from the doctor,
And the kids shouldn't move back home for
more than a year,
And not being audited, overdrawn, in Wilkes-Barre,
in a lawsuit or in traction.
"Happiness (Reconsidered)" by Judith Viorst

In news:

In the second lawsuit, filed in July 2010, Carestream alleged that Caliper 's Lumina XR system infringed a Carestream imaging patent (U.
Caliper Life Sciences hit with IP lawsuit.
Tommy Buckman filed the lawsuit Sept 10 in Marion Circuit Court.
This is the second in what a Blue Calypso spokeswoman said will be a series of lawsuits against companies allegedly infringing on Blue Calypso patents.
Canal Winchester Law Director Gene Hollins said he was not aware of the lawsuit, filed three weeks ago, until Tuesday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU — A Ku Klux Klan group claims a southeast Missouri city's ban on leafleting unoccupied vehicles violates Klan members' free speech rights, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Baltimore County Circuit Court judge dismissed Monday a defamation lawsuit filed by.
Judge rules against Lebanon School District in truancy lawsuit.
'Happy Days' Cast Wins Small Cash Payment in Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit Against CBS, Lawyer Says.
India lawsuit keeps trained priests from lower castes out of work.
Jerome Farmer has filed a lawsuit against Tareq Salahi for unpaid debt, claiming Salahi owes $15,000 for catering services rendered in the spring.
Wireless Facilities, SEC file civil lawsuits in case.
Miller appeals ruling on Senate write-in vote lawsuit.
A class action lawsuit against Honeywell and PPG is seeking money for medical monitoring of residents who live near a chrome ore processing site in Jersey City, N.J.
The family of a man shot and killed by LAPD officers is expected to file a $10 million lawsuit Monday against the city of Los Angeles.
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In science:

Lexmark Announces Settlement Agreements in Toner Cartridge Lawsuits. url: http : / / www . action - intell . com / 2011 / 02 / 08 / lexmark - announces - settlement agreements-in-toner-cartridge-lawsuits/. Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
The scatter plot of correct versus CWTS indices in the reply letter of Raan at al. is only useful in identifying those scientists that were given an advantage in the AMC system and those who could team up for a class action lawsuit because they are victim of the arbitrary choice of CWTS normalization.
The danger of pseudo science in Informetrics
Dennett has, on behalf of the Loebner prize committee, demanded that the advertising claim be discontinued, at peril of lawsuit, and Weintraub has apparently complied.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
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