The definition of a lawsuit is a legal act of suing between private parties, or a case in a civil court.
An example of a lawsuit is a person suing a company for damages done to the person which were not fixed.
An action or proceeding other than a criminal prosecution brought in a court of law or equity.
lawsuit - Legal Definition
A litigation or action brought in a court. See also suit.
- In the case of a lawsuit the plaintiff preferred his own plea.
- On his return to Avignon he engaged in public affairs, pleaded the cause of the Scaligers in their lawsuit with the Rossi for the lordship of Parma, and addressed two poetical epistles to Pope Benedict XII.
- It was probably only settled at Cloveshoe in 825, when the lawsuit of Cwoenthryth, daughter and heiress of Coenwulf, with Wulfred was terminated.
- They are as litigious as a lawsuit - without any summing up; the end comes in a moment with a text of Scripture or an utterance by one of the great Fathers.
- Haldane, in the Scottish Church lawsuit of 1904, is found telling the House of Lords that Justin Martyr had a grasp of speculative truth which was impossible to St Augustine.