Lawsuit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɔːsuːt|  American pronunciation of the word lawsuit
Brit.  |ˈlɔːsuːt|  British pronunciation of the word lawsuit

noun

- a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (syn: case, causa, cause, suit)

Examples

...the homeowner filed a lawsuit against the moving company that was refusing to be held responsible for damaging her furniture...

His lawyer filed a lawsuit against the city.

The parties in the lawsuit reached a settlement.

A lawsuit against the city

The new lawsuit challenges the lower court's decision.

...the judge ruled that the plaintiff's lawsuit was groundless, and he dismissed it...

His lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering.

They were embroiled in a complicated lawsuit.

...I proceeded to enumerate the reasons why I would be justified in filing a lawsuit for negligence....

We suffered through an eternity of delays during the lawsuit.

The parties to the lawsuit hereby agree to settle the matter out of court.

They had refused to pay and relented only after being threatened with a lawsuit.

The lawsuit could leave them bankrupt.

The lawsuit dragged on for years.

Survivors of the fire later brought a billion dollar lawsuit against the company.

Word forms

noun
singular: lawsuit
plural: lawsuits
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