legal action

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against anotherlegal action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
antitrust case - a legal action brought against parties who are charged with limiting free competition in the market place
civil action - legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution)
counterclaim - a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action
custody case - a legal action to determine custody (usually of children following a divorce)
lis pendens - a pending lawsuit
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
criminal prosecution, prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
test case, test suit - a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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A legal action is a coming on, about a settlement; and the board has appointed me--me, Mrs.
THATTA -- The Additional Deputy Commissioner-II Thatta Abdul Latif Brohi has directed to officers concerned to initiate strict legal action against transporters who involved in overcharging of fares.
AMAZON is taking legal action against more than 1,000 people it claims provide fake reviews on its website.
Global Banking News-February 19, 2015--NZ fund joins legal action against Portugal's central bank
GOLF'S governing bodies are keen to avoid a split over the proposed ban on anchored putting strokes, but hinted they would stand firm together and not be swayed by the threat of legal action.
4 ( ANI ): The London Metropolitan University is set to launch legal action against the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for its decision to cancel its license to sponsor international students.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) has refrained Punjab Education Department of taking legal action against 3000 teachers, who refused to perform duties during polio campaign.
The office of the prime minister in Castries said the legal action is in respect of a license the company was granted several years ago to undertake oil exploration over a specified area off the coast of St Lucia.
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THE off-field rifts at Ajax seem set to widen after Johan Cruyff announced he and ten coaches at the club are to take legal action against four members of the supervisory board over the appointment of Louis van Gaal, Danny Blind and Martin Sturkenboom as directors.
LEGAL action is being taken against Rolls Royce after six A380 aeroplanes were grounded following an engine explosion last month.
QANTAS has launched preliminary legal action against Rolls-Royce, the manufacturer of the engine that exploded on one of its A380 superjumbos in mid-air last month.