cause of action

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Noun1.cause of action - a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action
claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
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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Plornish, having been made acquainted with the cause of action from the Defendant's own mouth, gave Arthur to understand that the Plaintiff was a 'Chaunter'--meaning, not a singer of anthems, but a seller of horses--and that he (Plornish) considered that ten shillings in the pound 'would settle handsome,' and that more would be a waste of money.
Tomorrow, at breakfast, we are to meet again, and after making our conclusions known to one another, we shall decide on some definite cause of action. .
Want was to him the only cause of action. And the question in this case was correct, for his wife replied, "She wants Howards End."
Bersamin said that Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge for the case, will "very soon" file his report on the revision of ballots in the three pilot provincesMarcos' second cause of action in his protest.
The future cause of action related to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) presidential candidate will be announced at the party convention on the 03 September, MP Mahinda Amaraweera said.
Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza added that the petition 'fails to state a cause of action.'
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in the lead judgment, faulted the Court of Appeal's finding that the case was statute barred and upheld the argument by Olanipekun that the suit was filed, at the trial court, within time, and that the Court of Appeal was in error to have held that the cause of action was the outcome of the primary election.
Shaun Winters AUNDER English law you have six years to bring a claim from the date of the cause of action. Here, the warranty is for ten years and the date of the cause of action was when the retailer denied your claim under the warranty.
The court ruled that "the statute of limitations for a legal malpractice cause of action may be tolled if the client appeals the matter in which the alleged malpractice occurred."
The Diocese and the parish (hereinafter together the moving defendants) moved pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(3) and/or (7) to dismiss, inter alia, the first cause of action alleging negligence, the second cause of action alleging criminal nuisance, and the third cause of action alleging public nuisance.
For her second cause of action, Barringer alleges that during her last two years of employment with J&R, J&R failed to contribute to the employee retirement plan on her behalf and, from on or about Sept.
893.35 (2015-16), which states that the cause of action accrues "at the time the wrongful taking or conversion occurs, or the wrongful detention begins[,]" the cause of action accrued when the car was converted by the unknown thief in 2001, and the six year time limitation began to run "at the time of the wrongful taking or conversion, which was when the car was stolen." The trial court held that because this action was not commenced within that time limit, it is barred under 893.35.