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.
LAHORE -- The city traffic police have decided to become complainant in the cases lodged in fatal road accidents if the heirs are found reluctant in taking legal action against the violators.
Louis took legal action against Oracle and argued the $9.3-billion price tag is a huge premium that personally benefited Ellison.
Once SOMCO lifts the ban and agrees to a dialogue on the issue, Inton said they may still pursue legal action to prevent such a ban from happening again.
The drug inspectors of Punjab have been directed to ensure strict legal action against those involved in the matter.
Cabinet has approved a proposal to revise the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code to take legal action against distributing false news.
They added that they have submitted the request for legal action against the owner at Taimuria Police Station but no action has been taken as yet.
The Philippine government will take "legal action" against China following reports that Chinese fishermen are mass harvesting giant clams in the Scarborough Shoal.
Spokesman for Rescue 1122, Bilal Ahmad Faizi said that legal action would be taken against those involved in making fake calls on toll free number of Rescue 1122.
It would be the Ricoh if SISU drop their legal action against Wasps but somehow that seems unlikely.
Eje gave the statement after the protesting homeowners of Monteritz Classic Estates are considering to file legal action against the construction of the Mindanao Railway Project because it will put them 'along the riles' (along the rails).
Muscat: Non-Omani landowners who own lands in certain areas of the Sultanate, have been given two years to transfer their lands to Omanis or they could face legal action, the Ministry of Housing has announced.