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 Encyclopedia topic: Lawsuit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the close of discovery, the parties may pick a jury (A body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law) and then have a trial by jury (additional info and facts about trial by jury).
Generally speaking, the plaintiff has the burden of proof (The duty of proving a disputed charge) in making his claims, which means that it is up to him to produce enough evidence to persuade the judge or jury that his claim should succeed.
When there finally is a final judgment, the plaintiff will likely be barred under res judicata (A matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again) from trying to bring the same or similar claim again against that defendant, or from relitigating any of the issues, even under different legal claims or theories.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/lawsuit.htm   (1268 words)

 LAWSUIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, it may involve public law issues in those jurisdictions that enable the government to be treated as if it were a private party in a lawsuit, or that provide the government with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws rather than criminal prosecution.
Civil procedure is additionally constrained/informed by separate statutory laws, case law, and constitutional provisions that define the rights of the parties to a lawsuit, though the rules will generally reflect this legal context on their face.
Within a "single" lawsuit, there can be any number of claims and defenses between any number of plaintiffs or defendants, who each can bring any number of cross-claims and counterclaims against each other, and even bring additional parties into the suit on other side after it progresses.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/la/Lawsuit.htm   (1452 words)

 People For the American Way - Lawsuit Demands “Second Chance” for Counting Cuyahoga Provisional Ballots
Mincberg said the lawsuit asks the county to check the provisional ballots against voter registration cards, not electronic voting lists that are known to contain errors.
Additionally, the lawsuit asks that voters who were not notified by poll workers that they were in the wrong precinct and directed to the right precinct be given the opportunity to have their provisional ballots counted, and to make sure their names are on the rolls in time for the next election.
The lawsuit also asks the court to strike down capricious rules that led to ballots going uncounted, such as whether appropriate stickers were affixed to the ballot.
www.pfaw.org /pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=17471   (413 words)

 Lawsuit: The Collected Works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lawsuit had one basic philosophy when it came to adding their friends to the band, "Do you play an instrument?" If the answer was yes, you were in.
Lawsuit was very keen on exploring music with horns, so trumpet was the obvious addition to Joe's monster saxophone.
Conversely, Lawsuit had seen Marta watching them a couple of times at the Bear's Lair and, being a DSHS alumnus (not to mention Ned's ex-girlfriend), everyone in the band was already familiar with her trombone-playing prowess.
www.timbertrout.net /lawsuit/bioband.html   (2533 words)

 The Vietnamese Lawsuit
The lawsuit was filed on January 30, 2004 by a team of American lawyers from the National Lawyer's Guild.
The first hearing of the lawsuit was held on March 18, 2004 in front of Judge Jack Weinstein.
The US Justice Department was asked to submit an amicus brief about the case in which they argued that the Judiciary was not in a position to rule on the actions of the Executive as it would infringe upon the President's ability to wage war.
www.ffrd.org /Lawsuit/Lawsuit.htm   (899 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Third-party hopefuls sue for inclusion
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, says the debate commission is a partisan organization that violates federal election law by letting only Democratic and Republican candidates participate in the debates it organizes.
Those filing the lawsuit include consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the Green Party's presidential nominee in 2000 and a possible independent candidate this year; John Hagelin and Patrick Buchanan, former Reform Party candidates; and Howard Phillips, a former Constitution Party candidate.
The lawsuit also alleges that the commission excluded the plaintiffs from sitting in the audience at 2000 debates and that it distributed a `face book' of third-party candidates at one debate so staff could recognize and deny them access to the debate hall even if they had a ticket.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/02/12/third_party_hopefuls_sue_for_inclusion   (340 words)

 ClimateLawsuit.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Government's Motion for Summary Judgement: Government's November 2004 reponse to the lawsuit wherein the government claims the lawsuit is invalid because human emissions of greenhouse gases - burning coal, oil and natural gas in powerplants and transportation - have not been proven to cause global warming.
The unprecedented lawsuit alleges that OPIC and Ex-Im illegally provided over $32 billion in financing and insurance for oil fields, pipelines and coal-fired power plants over the past 10 years without assessing their contribution to global warming, or their impact on the US environment as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
WASHINGTON – August 27, 2002 – Friends of the Earth (FoE), Greenpeace and the City of Boulder, Colorado filed a lawsuit today in the US District Court in San Francisco on behalf of their members and citizens who are victims of global warming.
www.climatelawsuit.org   (1369 words)

 Shut Up and Eat: The Beef Industry's Lawsuit Against Oprah Winfrey - Center for Media and Democracy
The first target of such a lawsuit in the U.S., ironically enough, is Howard Lyman of the Humane Society of the U.S., who is being sued along with Oprah Winfrey for warning on the Oprah Show about the human dangers associated with England's epidemic of mad cow disease.
The lawsuit against Howard Lyman, filed in 1996 by cattleman Paul Engler, states that Lyman's warning about mad cow disease "goes beyond all possible bounds of decency and is utterly intolerable in a civilized community." Apparently England is the type of intolerant "civilized community" that Engler would like to emulate.
The lawsuit marks the first test case for a new legal standard which the agriculture industry has spent the past half-decade introducing into dozens of U.S. states.
www.prwatch.org /?q=prwissues/1997Q2/eat.html   (1238 words)

 Liberty Alert May 10, 2004
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Robert Largess, a Boston citizen and Vice-President of the Catholic Action League.
The lawsuit asks the federal court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the enforcement of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling establishing same-sex marriage and to stop the issuance and recording of marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples.
The lawsuit argues that the Court's decision violates Article 4, Section 4, of the United States Constitution, which is called the Guarantee Clause.
www.lc.org /libertyalert/2004/la051004.htm   (911 words)

A lawsuit filed Wednesday charges the Chicago Cubs violated state consumer fraud and ticket-scalping laws this year by selling tickets at inflated prices through a brokerage service that it set up down the street from Wrigley Field.
The lawsuit says operation of the brokerage, Wrigley Field Premium Ticket Services, violates the law because it sells tickets that were not first made available to consumers at face value through the box office.
But the lawsuit alleges the tickets are "original distribution" tickets that were withheld from consumers at the box office.
www.wrigleyexpansion.com /art32.html   (485 words)

 lawsuit on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bias lawsuit hits Georgia Power Black employees say executives took no action as a noose hung on company grounds.
Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Reminds Us that Our Communities are at Stake.
Class-action lawsuit names brain lab ; The suit by Anne Mozingo of York seeks damages for families whose loved ones' brains were sent to the lab.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-lawsuit.asp   (469 words)

The lawsuit alleges that, starting in 1998, GSK engaged in a concerted effort to withhold negative information concerning Paxil and misrepresented data concerning Paxil's safety and efficacy when prescribed for depression in children and adolescents.
The lawsuit alleges that the company suppressed the negative results of the other studies, which failed to demonstrate that Paxil is effective and which suggested a possible increased risk of suicidal thinking and acts.
The lawsuit also alleges that GSK misrepresented the results of its research on Paxil as a treatment for children and adolescents to its sales representatives who promote Paxil to physicians.
www.oag.state.ny.us /press/2004/jun/jun2b_04.html   (893 words)

 CNN.com - Suit challenges Bush war authority - Feb. 14, 2003
John Bonifaz, the Boston attorney who filed the lawsuit, said Bush is rushing to war without seeking approval or even a thorough debate by Congress.
A similar lawsuit filed against Bush's father before the Gulf War by 54 members of Congress was denied by a federal judge in December 1990.
Bonifaz said this new lawsuit is different because in addition to the six members of Congress, soldiers have asked for the injunction.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/02/13/anti.war.lawsuit.ap   (571 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : ACLU and Human Rights First Sue Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Over U.S. Torture Policies
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois on behalf of eight men who were subject to torture and abuse at the hands of U.S. forces under Secretary Rumsfeld's command.
The men represented in the lawsuit were incarcerated in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they were subjected to torture and other cruel and degrading treatment, including severe and repeated beatings, cutting with knives, sexual humiliation and assault, mock executions, death threats, and restraint in contorted and excruciating positions.
The lawsuit also seeks compensatory damages for the harms suffered as a result of torture and other abuse.
www.aclu.org /SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=17584&c=206   (1052 words)

 CBC News:Arar launches lawsuit against U.S. government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Maher Arar's lawsuit was filed through a lawyer who represented him at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Attorney General John Ashcroft, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and FBI director Robert Mueller were among the officials named in the lawsuit, as well as 10 "John Does" who took part in Arar's detention and interrogation in the United States in the autumn of 2002.
The lawsuit is being launched on the heels of an RCMP raid into the home and offices of an Ottawa Citizen journalist as part of a criminal investigation into leaks in the case of Arar.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/01/22/ararsuit040122   (736 words)

 Wired News: (Hard Drive) Size Does Matter
The lawsuit brought by Los Angeles residents Lanchau Dan, Adam Selkowitz, Tim Swan and John Zahabian centers on the way computer hard drives are described by manufacturers.
According to the lawsuit, computer hard drive capacities are described in promotional material in decimal notation, but the computer reads and writes data to the drives in a binary system.
The lawsuit asks for an injunction against the purportedly unfair marketing practices, an order requiring the defendants to disclose their practices to the public, restitution, disgorgement of ill-gotten profits and attorneys' fees.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,60505,00.html   (445 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : Secret Service Ordered Local Police to Restrict Anti-Bush Protesters at Rallies, ACLU ...
The national lawsuit, which was filed in Philadelphia, originated earlier this year when the ACLU of Pennsylvania sought enforcement of a 1988 decree requiring city officials to treat protesters fairly.
The Secret Service is named as the federal defendant in the lawsuit, along with the Philadelphia Police Department for its role in the recent demonstrations in that city.
ACLU of Pennsylvania Legal Director Stefan Presser, who obtained the 1988 decree and is part of the national legal team in today's lawsuit, noted that he has had to return to court several times following incidents in which local protesters were kept further away from the site of presidential visits than Administration supporters.
www.aclu.org /FreeSpeech/FreeSpeech.cfm?ID=13699&c=86   (805 words)

 Zyban Lawsuit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Lieff Cabraser: Braceros Workers Class Action
Many Braceros are still alive and, as charged in the lawsuit, have not received any of the wages that were withheld.
The defendants named in the lawsuit are the United States government, the Mexican government and three Mexican banks.
The lawsuit is pending in federal court in San Francisco, California.
www.lieffcabraser.com /braceros.htm   (662 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Riot lawsuit against Hindu groups
Among those groups named in the lawsuit is the Bharatiya Janata Party, which governs Gujarat.
The lawsuit refers to an attack on a housing society in Gujarat's commercial capital, Ahmedabad, in which 39 people were killed.
His widow is among 21 petitioners who have filed lawsuits against the BJP as well as the Hindu nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (National Volunteers Corps).
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4087990.stm   (315 words)

 CNN.com - Saudi princes seek immunity against 9/11 lawsuits - Oct. 17, 2003
Lawyers representing two Saudi princes argued Friday that their clients have immunity from lawsuits relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, because they are diplomatic officials.
The $1 trillion lawsuit says members of the Saudi royal family paid protection money to Osama bin Laden's group to keep it from carrying out terror attacks in Saudi Arabia.
The lawsuit claims the money was paid soon after the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. airmen in 1996.
edition.cnn.com /2003/LAW/10/17/saudis.lawsuit   (501 words)

 Electronic Arts faces overtime lawsuit | Tech News on ZDNet
Word of the lawsuit comes as an anonymous blog posting on Wednesday blasted EA and generated a flurry of complaints about punishing work hours in the industry.
The lawsuit claims that EA failed to pay overtime compensation required by California law "to its employees whose primary duties are to produce, copy or install images designed by others into video games, using commercial or in-house software computer programs.
The e-mail went so far as to inform them that if they chose to participate in the lawsuit by joining the class--if it were to be certified--there would be no repercussions.
news.zdnet.com /2100-1040_22-5450316.html   (830 words)

 ACLU Sues Pa. School District Over 'Intelligent Design' Curriculum
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Eight families have filed a lawsuit against a school district that is requiring students to learn about alternatives to the theory of evolution, claiming the curriculum violates the separation of church and state.
The ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State said the lawsuit is the first to challenge whether public schools should teach ``intelligent design,'' which holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by some higher power.
The two organizations are representing the parents in the federal lawsuit.
www.livescience.com /othernews/intelligent_lawsuit_041214.html   (388 words)

 PCWorld.com - Consumers Strike Back, Sue RIAA
His lawsuit asks the court to end the RIAA's program as "unlawful, unfair, and deceptive." The RIAA's "guarantee not to sue file sharers" is designed to mislead the public into incriminating themselves by giving the RIAA "admissions of wrong-doing."
In this lawsuit, that citizen is Eric Parke, a former paralegal who has not used peer-to-peer networks to download music illegally, according to Rothken.
The lawsuit now goes to the California Superior Court, but Rothken cannot guess when the case might be heard.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,112428,tk,dn091203X,00.asp   (1118 words)

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