cause of action
Date: 15th century the grounds (as violation of a right) that entitle a plaintiff to bring a suit

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  • cause of action — 1: the grounds (as violation of a right) that entitle a plaintiff to bring a suit an amended pleading reiterating a cause of action for lost profits J. H. Friedenthal et al.; also: the part of a suit brought on those grounds removed the cause of… …   Law dictionary

  • cause of action — ˌcause of ˈaction noun causes of action PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] LAW a legally recognized reason for starting a legal action against someone: • You ve got to have a good cause of action and you ve got to plead it well. * * * cause… …   Financial and business terms

  • cause of action — n. Law the facts alleged in a complaint, upon which is based the plaintiff s right to a legal remedy in a court of law * * * …   Universalium

  • cause of action — n. Law the facts alleged in a complaint, upon which is based the plaintiff s right to a legal remedy in a court of law …   English World dictionary

  • cause of action — A term difficult of precise definition, perhaps best defined as the fact or facts which establish or give rise to a right of action, in other words, give to a person a right to judicial relief. Fielder v Ohio Edison Co. 158 Ohio St 375, 109 NE2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Cause of action — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …   Wikipedia

  • cause of action — The fact or facts which give a person a right to judicial redress or relief against another. The legal effect of an occurrence in terms of redress to a party to the occurrence. A situation or state of facts which would entitle party to sustain… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cause of action — The fact or facts which give a person a right to judicial redress or relief against another. The legal effect of an occurrence in terms of redress to a party to the occurrence. A situation or state of facts which would entitle party to sustain… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cause of action — noun a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑claim * * * : the ground on which the plaintiff s case is based * * * cause of action (law) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cause of action — noun a) A condition under which one party would be entitled to sue another. If someone strikes you, then you have a cause of action for battery. b) A civil lawsuit …   Wiktionary

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