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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
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a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
a suit brought against someone who has sued you
a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
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