litigation

  

Definition

Ultimate legal method for settling controversies or disputes between and among persons, organizations, and the State. In litigation process, a case (called suit or lawsuit) is brought before a court of law suitably empowered (having the jurisdiction) to hear the case, by the parties involved (the litigants) for resolution (the judgment).

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  • The lawyers prepared for the upcoming litigation by preparing their oral arguments and by discussing what an acceptable resolution would be for their clients.

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  • The companies were trying to avoid litigation by working through their problems directly, but that has now failed leaving the courts as the only solution.

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  • The car accident happened in 2014, but the attorneys warned their clients that the litigation might go on for years.

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