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legal action


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legal action a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
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In literature:

There is no question here of a legal action.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
In the meantime the day for final action on his appeal had passed and his suit was legally ended.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
He had left the hospital, muttering grim threats of the legal action he would take.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
Most legal actions in the West of Ireland are reducible to trespass or assault.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Left alone with the girl and the lawyer, Old King Brady held a conference with them and settled upon a plan of legal action.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
Any legal action will only make a hole in your scanty exchequer.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
To accept the legal classification of actions by their external characteristics is, in fact, to beg the question in advance.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Scorer had gone to, and also to refer to him any of the outraged claimants to the cottage who wished to take legal action in the matter.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
His ex-fiancee brought legal action against him and he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
And if an article contains several expressions, each of which is libelous, each may be a separate cause for legal action.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
But, as you yourself pointed out, there is no legal requirement for such a course of action.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
Action under a treaty would have the advantage of legality.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
There still remained natural obligations which had not been given legal efficacy as the basis of actions.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
This is the ordinary mode of beginning a legal action against a person or corporation.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
Was Jane going to pass along a threat of legal action if that crime got reported?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Legal opinions were taken, but no action.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions
He has a legal claim upon her which no action on our part can touch.
"Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3)" by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
This was not intended to apply to a legal action.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
There was no legal action taken in the matter, but the papers yelped at me, and folk looked askance when I met them.
"The Gully of Bluemansdyke" by A. Conan Doyle
It may be that the action of Pilate was arbitrary and devoid of all legal forms.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler

In news:

Legal action in Florida over absentee ballot debacle.
Pilots Union Considers Legal Action Over Contract Workers.
Brundidge Takes Legal Action to Stop Landfill Sale to Coffee County.
Eurogamer editor Tom Bramwell has confirmed that video game journalist Lauren Wainwright threatened the publication with legal action after a columnist there quoted her public tweets.
Now the City of Brundidge is taking legal action to prevent its sale to Coffee County, calling the landfill "essential" to its long-range plans.
's Legal Action Fund contributed to favorable decisions in many landmark cases in which C.A.R.
School board members split on pursuing legal action against state.
Megan Fox threatening legal action over fake naked snap.
Parents Considering Legal Action Over School Yoga.
Parents considering legal action over school yoga.
Parents fear school yoga program teaching religion, consider legal action .
Pakistani ex-army, intel chiefs face legal action .
The Vision Council Warns Members of Pending Legal Action on California Environmental Regulation.
Legal action to is the best course to stop a hotly-contested drain in Park Township, said Park Township resident Martha Urbin.
It may be the first legal action in which spiked milkshakes play a role: the paperwork filed in federal District Court in Manhattan says that one of the items Mr Tourondel has replicated is BLT's bourbon-laced Grandma's Treat.

In science:

G0, so that it starts from a γ -legal initial global state, and 2. for all t ≥ 0, the transition from global state r(t) to r(t + 1) is the result of performing one of the joint actions specified by P and the environment protocol Pe (the latter is specified in γ ) in the global state r(m).
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
May place those responsible at significant risk of criminal and/or civil legal proceedings and/or disciplinary action.
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London
Furthermore, the impact of user actions depends on their role: a signature of an accountant or a notary represents more legal value.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
Similarly, the expected rewards of the Pickup and Putdown actions each require only 2 values, depending on whether the corresponding actions are legal or illegal.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition