civil suit


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Noun1.civil suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - 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"
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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While it took an average of 66 days to hear the 68 marital suits worth S40 million and 40 commercial disputes valued at Sh1 billion, it takes courts a minimum of two years to complete a civil suit making it time consuming and a costly avenue for parties involved.
Summary: Chennai [Tamil Nadu],[India] September 11 (ANI): The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a civil suit filed by Perambur MLA P.
Padak, the credit union's board members, chief executives, vice presidents and Longust were named as defendants in the civil suit, which caught the interest of FBI investigators.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 24, 2015-Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay USD390m to resolve civil suit regarding Exjade and Myfortic drugs
M2 PHARMA-November 24, 2015-Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay USD390m to resolve civil suit regarding Exjade and Myfortic drugs
LARNACA DISTRICT criminal court has decided to expand a decree freezing all of Akis Lefkaritis' assets, pending a civil suit filed against him by a 15-year-old girl for sexual harassment.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)(LSE: TYT)(TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, has agreed to pay USD16m to settle a civil suit with the Orange County District Attorney.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in Brazil transferred a civil suit against oil giant Chevron Corp.
Summary: Firm denies Reuters reports that US prosecutors have filed a civil suit
An appeal of the judge's ruling in the federal civil suit between American International Group Inc.
Summary: The family of the famous Egyptian businessman Hisham Talat, accused of killing the late Lebanese artist Suzan Tamim has offered to pay the family of the late artist USD7 million to drop their civil suit against him
Palermo, the Clark University officer honored yesterday by the Police Department for chasing down a suspect who is accused of trying to lure two college students into his car, filed a civil suit in January against the suspect in the case.