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lawsuit ‎(plural lawsuits)

  1. (law) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
    • 2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
    The lawyer advised his client against filing a lawsuit as it would take a lot of time and money to resolve.

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