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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.

Articles About Lawsuit

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Alabama Man Goes for Circumcision, Loses Penis Instead

By IBTimes AU

Johnny Lee Banks Jr of Birmingham filed a lawsuit on Tuesday at the Jefferson County Circuit Court against the Princeton Baptist Medical Center for malpractice. The lawsuit includes the hospital, a clinic, two doctors and other hospital staff involved in his medical procedure. (9:53 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, COURT, CANCER

Clinical lead Doctor Al Story points to an x-ray showing a pair of lungs infected with tuberculosis during an interview with Reuters on board the mobile X-ray unit screening for TB in Ladbroke Grove in London, January 27, 2014.
A Florida Widow Wins $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

By IBTimes AU

A widow from Florida, Cynthia Robinson, won $23.6 billion in a lawsuit against the second-largest tobacco company in the United Stated, R.J. Reynolds. (4:10 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, CANCER

PlayStation 4 Controller is Displayed at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
PS4 Firmware Update 1.75 Brings Blu-Ray and More, Now TV App Already Here and Sony’s $15 Million Settlement

By IBTimes AU

The PS4 will be getting another firmware update next week, this time bringing in 3-D Blu-ray support. Also, the Now TV App will be coming earlier to the PS4 than the Xbox One. (2:12 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, SONY, SETTLEMENT

Pilot won Over Travolta Disclosure Case

By IBTimes AU

Douglas Gotterba, a former pilot of Alto, was allowed by a court in California to disclose the intimate relationship he had with his former employer, John Travolta, for a book that he plans to do. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, LAWYER

A pregnant woman has her blood pressure measured by a hospital staff
Johns Hopkins Hospital Agrees To Pay $190 Million To Settle Gynaecology Scandal

By IBTimes AU

The Johns Hopkins Health System in the US will pay $190 million in compensation to more than 8,000 women whose bodies were videographed by a gynecologist using his pen-like camera during pelvic exams. According to a Global News report, the scandal accused Dr. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: SETTLEMENT

Former Miss Delaware Sues for $3 Million – Wants to Compete in Miss America Pageant

By IBTimes AU

The former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre, who was disqualified for being too old, will reportedly sue the organizers. The $3 million lawsuit also demands that she be allowed to compete in the upcoming Miss America pageant. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: PENNSYLVANIA, LAWYER

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California
'Bullied' Teenager Commits Suicide after ‘Bathroom’ Video Goes Viral, Parents Sue School

By IBTimes AU

Matthew Burdette killed himself while spending Thanksgiving with his parents in November 2013. A couple of weeks before his death, a video which depicted him apparently performing a sexual activity went viral. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Sex Act Viral Video Forced an American Teenager to End His Life- Report

By IBTimes AU

A 14-year-old teenager committed suicide after a masturbation video of him went viral on social media networks, his parents say. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Yahoo Mail accounts hacked/Reuters
Former Yahoo! Employee Slaps Sexual Harassment Case Against Female Executive

By IBTimes AU

Charges of sexual harassment have been slapped against a top female executive of Yahoo! in California by one of her former female employees. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT

Beyonce Poses Backstage After Performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Beyonce Has a Secret Half Sister: Dad Matthew Knowles Sued Yet Again by Ex-Lingerie Model for Paternity Lawsuit—Reports

By IBTimes AU

Beyonce Knowles reportedly has another very young half sister she is not aware of yet, new media reports suggest as her father Matthew Knowles has been hit by yet another paternity suit by an American woman. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: COURT