litigation


litigation
noun
ADJECTIVE
costly, expensive
endless, lengthy, protracted
complex
potential, threatened
pending
ongoing
subsequent
civil, commercial, criminal
federal
private
class-action (AmE)

the class-action litigation brought by the families of the victims

liability (esp. AmE), malpractice, tort (AmE)

the fear of medical malpractice litigation

employment, medical
VERB + LITIGATION
bring, conduct (BrE), file (esp. AmE), initiate, pursue

the right to conduct litigation

The alleged victims have elected to pursue litigation.

engage in
become involved in, get involved in
be engaged in, be involved in
threaten
end, settle
avoid

The payment was made to avoid threatened litigation.

LITIGATION + NOUN
costs, expenses
settlement (esp. AmE)
finance (AmE)
PREPOSITION
litigation against

He engaged in endless litigation against the media.

litigation between

litigation between private parties

litigation over

litigation over water rights

PHRASES
the conduct of litigation (esp. BrE)

the defendant's conduct of the litigation

the cost of litigation
the risk of litigation, the threat of litigation

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