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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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Gay rights activists dance under a rainbow flag during a Pride march in Belgrade, September 28, 2014. Gay rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in four years on Sunday, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians
Singapore Top Court Maintains Law Criminalising Gay Sex

By IBTimes AU

Sex between gay men in Singapore will continue to be a criminal act liable to jail imprisonment when caught. (3:03 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, LAWYER

A glass gavel is seen in the office of judge Joaquim Barbosa during an interview with Reuters at the Supreme Court building in Brasilia November 19, 2012. REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino
Dismantling Of Fukushima Reactor 1 Faces Delays, US Judge Gives Sailor Go Signal To Push Through Lawsuit Against TEPCO Over Radiation

By IBTimes AU

TEPCO has again delayed its plans of dismantling the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. (2:08 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, COURT, U.S. NAVY, CANCER

Bill Cosby
Actress Barbara Bowman Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging and Raping Her in Her Teens

By IBTimes AU

Bill Cosby is being accused of sexual abuse. (1:53 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK

A Google Street View car is driven in Sundsvall, northern Sweden September 13, 2011. Street View, which enables users of Google Maps to view photos of streets as well, has been around since 2007 -- sending its cars out to take photos of city streets -- an
Google Loses Lawsuit Against Canadian Woman Over Breast Exposure

By IBTimes AU

In its decision, the court told Google that blurring the face of a person doesn't mean they are already unrecognisable on Google Street View. (7:58 am)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, SMARTPHONE, SETTLEMENT

CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Canadian Screen awards in Toronto
Another Woman Accuses Jian Ghomeshi Of Sexual Violence

By IBTimes AU

Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere accused the former CBC host of slapping and choking her. (Oct 30)

U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion
U.S. Requires Mandatory Quarantine For Soldiers Exposed To Ebola In W. Africa

By IBTimes AU

U.S. soldiers are far more accepting of the rigours demanded of their 21-day quarantine period. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, INFECTION

Actors Melissa Rivers, Left, And Joan Rivers.
Melissa Rivers Decided To Sue Mother Joan Rivers' Doctors

By IBTimes AU

Melissa hired a law firm to help her charge the doctors treating Joan Rivers when she died. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT, LAWYER, LAW FIRM

Boxer Manny Pacquiao (C) of the Philippines poses for a selfie with a fan during his tour in Hong Kong October 26, 2014. Pacquiao is on tour ahead of defending his WBO World Welterweight title on November 23 against Chris Algieri of the U.S. at the Veneti
Boxing News 2014: Fans Mob Manny Pacquiao In Hong Kong While On Promo Tour For Algieri Bout

By IBTimes AU

Eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao arrived on Monday in Hong Kong to promote his Nov 22 fight in Macau's Cotai Arena versus American boxer Chris Algieri. He was mobbed by Filipino overseas workers and Hong Kong residents when Pacquiao visited Central Hong Kong. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA

Cast member Nicola Peltz poses for photos during the Japan premiere of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Tokyo July 28, 2014. The movie will open in Japan on August 8, 2014.
Fappening: 5 Young Females Allegedly Join List Of Celebrity Nude Leak Victims

By IBTimes AU

Despite the $100 million lawsuit threat, tighter controls from sources and more vigilant celebrities, the Fappening scandal is far from over. Over the weekend, five female personalities allegedly became the latest victims of the hacked nude selfies leaked online via messaging boards. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, NEW YORK, AMERICAN IDOL, KIM KARDASHIAN

A Man Dresses For Halloween Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
Ebola US Quarantine ‘Made Me Feel Like a Criminal,’ To File Lawsuit, Raises Topic of ‘Abuse of Powers’

By IBTimes AU

Civil rights groups in the U.S. are worried the mandatory isolation for people returning from Ebola infected nations could set off abuse of police powers. (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY