cause of action

Definition of "cause of action"
  1. A specific legal claim, such as negligence or breach of contract, for which a person seeks compensation in a lawsuit
How to use "cause of action" in a sentence
  1. In the lawsuit, the cause of action was outlined as a violation of intellectual property rights.
  2. The lawyer explained that they could proceed with the cause of action on the grounds of negligence.
  3. She used the incident as a cause of action to sue the company for emotional distress.

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