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Lawsuit

A lawsuit, or "suit in law", is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant's actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff's favor, and a range of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes.

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Singer Selena Gomez greets fans after accepting the favorite singer award at the 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California March 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzouni
Selena Gomez Mental Breakdown: Singer Unfollows Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Jenner Sisters on Instagram

By IBTimes IN

Selena Gomez appears to be going through some sort of an emotional breakdown as she has unfollowed her boyfriend Justin Bieber and former best friend Taylor Swift on Instagram after removing Kylie and Kendall Jenner. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, HOLLYWOOD, BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN BIEBER

U.S. Fines GM for not Answering Recall Questions
GM Seeks U.S. Court Protection Against Ignition Lawsuits

By Reuters

General Motors Co (GM.N) filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: GENERAL MOTORS, COURT, NEW YORK, BP PLC, OIL SPILL, LAWYER

Japan PM Sends Offering to Yasukuni Shrine
Japan PM Sends Offering to Yasukuni Shrine - Japanese Media

By Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, media reported on Monday, a move likely to further strain ties with China and South Korea. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, COURT

Bryan Singer
'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen: Is Lawsuit a Publicity Stunt?

By IBTimes IN

Bryan Singer, the director of the “Superman Returns” and “X-Men” films, has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy in 1999 and a lawsuit has been filed against the filmmaker in Hawaii. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER

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China Blames France's Veolia for Supervision Flaws in Tap Water Pollution Case

By Reuters

China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said on Wednesday. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, CRUDE OIL, COURT, CANCER

Ultimate Warrior's Death a Conspiracy? Did the Illuminati Give the Former Pro Wrestler His ‘Ultimate’ End? Vince McMahon Want to Kill Him?

By IBTimes AU

Was Ultimate Warrior’s death a conspiracy? Did the former pro wrestling legend predict his own death? (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, AMY WINEHOUSE

Manny Pacquiao Ruled The MGM Grand Arena
Boxing News 2014: Philippine Taxwoman Runs Not Only After Pacquiao’s $20M Purse But Also After Winning Bettors in Saturday Rematch

By IBTimes AU

It is not just eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiao's guaranteed $20 million purse that Philippine taxwoman, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares, is after but also the winnings of Filipinos who bet on the Saranggani representative's victory in the ring. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

A woman poses for a photo illustration with an iPhone as she plays Candy Crush in New York
Judge Scolds Apple Employee for Using iPhone During Samsung-Apple Trial

By IBTimes AU

It is not just in planes, libraries and places of worship where mobile phones should be closed or placed in silent mode. Add to the list many court rooms, including Courtroom 1at San Jose, California, where Judge Lucy Koh presides. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, CALIFORNIA, SOUTH KOREA, COURT, SMARTPHONE

File Photo of Katherine Heigl at the Premiere of 'New Year's Eve' in Hollywood
Katherine Heigl Repeatedly Asked Duane Reade to Remove Her Photograph Before Filing $6-Million Lawsuit

By IBTimes AU

This incident may leave numerous social media users more conscious of what they share online. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LAWYER

Actress Katherine Heigl poses at the premiere of "New Year's Eve" in Hollywood, California
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Katherine Heigl Gets Grumpy; Files $6M Lawsuit Against Duane Reade for Using Her Photo Online

By IBTimes AU

Katherine Heigl gets grumpy, files $6 million lawsuit and lands on Page Six. The "Grey's Anatomy" star has even gotten the chance to "boast," according to reports. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COURT, NEW YORK, LAWYER