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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.

Headlines Around the Web

Regulators face legal threat on Volcker

Dec 24 - Financial Times

Steinmetz launches damages claim

Dec 19, 2013 - Financial Times

JPMorgan sues FDIC for more than $1bn

Dec 18, 2013 - Financial Times

Why Anadarko will survive Tronox

Dec 14, 2013 - MarketWatch

American in Iran worked for CIA

Dec 13, 2013 - Politico

New twist in Croatia/Hungary oil battle

Dec 09, 2013 - Financial Times

BayernLB seeks Ecclestone documents

Nov 28, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About Lawsuit

Mariah Carey And Husband, Nick Cannon arrive at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles
Mariah Carey Labour Abuse: Employee Works 16 Hours A Day Without Meal Breaks, Overtime Pay

By IBTimes AU

A former employee claimed Mariah Carey asked her to work seven days a week without allowing her to take meal breaks and without overtime pay. (1:43 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, LAWYER

Weigh-in Of Mayweather
Mayweather In Bathroom Use Row vs New York Saks Salesgirl

By IBTimes AU

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr's temper again got him in trouble again on Wednesday night when a Saks Fifth Avenue salesgirl in New York City refused to let him use the bathroom of the department store. (Dec 21)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

A man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Apple Faces Court Action In Canada Over iPhone Anti-Competition Deals, Phone Maker to Counter

By IBTimes AU

Apple Canada had been ordered by the Canadian federal court to release pertinent documents needed by the Competition Bureau over allegations of anti-competition deals. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., CALIFORNIA, COURT, SMARTPHONE, LAWYER

President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White and Electronic Arts' Executive Vice President and head of EA Sports Andrew Wilson (L) unveil EA Sports UFC during the Electronic Arts news conference as part of E3 in Los Angeles, Calif
UFC Responds To Class Suit Of Former And Current Talents

By IBTimes AU

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has responded to the potential class suit from several current and former fighters, saying that it is aware of the legal debacle and it has not had the opportunity to review the documents. (Dec 19)

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York
Beyoncé, Jay-Z Facing Legal Trouble Over 'Drunk In Love'

By IBTimes AU

The singer is sued over lifting up other's music without knowledge. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ITUNES, SUPREME COURT

Nov 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC 167 Welterweight challenger Georges St. Pierre (left) and welterweight champion Johny Hendricks pose for photographs with UFC president Dana White during the official weigh-in of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC Facing ‘Illegal Market Monopolization’ Suit From Former And Current Talents

By IBTimes AU

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is facing a potential class suit claiming that the company is illegally monopolizing the sport and depraving fighters of their chance to earn from endorsement and sponsorship deals. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT

Actors Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre"
James Bond Producers Threaten Sony Hackers of Lawsuit If Stolen ‘Spectre’ Script Gets Released

By IBTimes AU

Hackers leaked the script of much talked-about new James Bond film “Spectre”. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, HOLLYWOOD, SONY

#BringBackOurGirls Campaign
Sex Offences Against Girls Are Up: ISIS Shocks With Open Advocacy of Pre-pubescent Sex Citing Religious Scriptures

By IBTimes AU

More and more girls are becoming insecure because of the sexual atrocities perpetrated by religious terrorists. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds
Floyd Mayweather Faces Lawsuit For Car Crash Involving Justin Bieber Rescuing Boxer’s Children

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. boxer has been sued for a head-on collision which allegedly injured another driver. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, JUSTIN BIEBER

Tamara Green, the plaintiff in a defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby that alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Cosby in the 1970s, speaks to a Washington news conference by video link from California along with her attorney Joseph Cammara
Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation By Tamara Green

By IBTimes AU

Tamara Green, a retired California attorney, files a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER, LOS ANGELES