“Civil Action” – Related Terms:

     This page is continued from Step 5: Commence a Civil Action:


action a civil or criminal judicial proceeding.

cause of action – a group of operative facts giving rise to one or more bases for suing (obtaining a remedy in court from another person).

suit – a broader term than “action” for a judicial proceeding of a civil kind, in pursuit of a legal or equitable remedy — aka lawsuit; suit at law


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