Formal proceeding in which a party exercises its legal right in a court, usually by means of a writ. If other means (prescribed by rules of court) are used, the proceeding is usually called a matter.

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  • Sometimes if you are being wronged you must take legal action against the opposing party to get them to stop doing it.

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  • A person or entity can be said to take action against another person or entity when they engage in a formal proceeding through a writ in the court.

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  • The bailiff said the action pending in this court was Case #2548956 of the Superior Court of California, with the Honorable Judge Horace Perkins presiding was not ready to be heard.

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