Lawsuit

Arizona Legal Glossary Lawsuit

law·suit

/ˈlôˌso͞ot/

noun

When a plaintiff begins a legal action against a defendant because of the latter’s failure to perform a legal duty which caused some form of harm to the former.

His lawyer filed a lawsuit against the City of Mesa.

Synonyms: legal action, suit, case, action, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, proceedings, litigation, trial, legal dispute, legal contest