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Plaintiff

In a lawsuit, the party making a complaint. A plaintiff seeks some compensation, whether monetary or otherwise, for some perceived wrong for which the other party (the defendant) is claimed to be responsible. For example, if Frank crashes his car into John's house and John sues for the damages, John is the plaintiff in the case.

plaintiff

The person who files a lawsuit. See also petitioner.

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Speaking in front of the Ankara Courthouse on Wednesday, Candan called on people to request a co-plaintiff status in the trial.
In a press release on Tuesday, a group of lawyers from the Kyrklareli Bar Association protested Aslan's murder, saying they, too, will apply to be co-plaintiffs.
In a press release on Tuesday, a group of lawyers from the Kyyrklareli Bar Association protested Aslan's murder, saying they, too, will apply to be co-plaintiffs.
2008, the City was among the co-plaintiffs to unsuccessfully challenge the amendment.
My goal is to see the road open in a way that would improve public safety and keep our neighborhoods intact,'' said resident Steve Cornell, a co-plaintiff.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an has joined a court case against a group of high school students who face trial for "insulting a public official" as a co-plaintiff, news reports said on Tuesday.
Klajic and co-plaintiff Lynne Plambeck supported Newton's account and say their court case has received no financial assistance from the city.
Stephens was added as a co-plaintiff in an Amended Complaint filed September 25 with the Federal District Court in Montgomery as part of a federal court suit filed September 5 on behalf of Ronnie Bozeman Jr.
However, Galanter said the court decision said the city could not constitutionally ban solicitation by unregistered charitable groups or individuals like Perry and co-plaintiff Robert ``Jingles'' Newman.
In the suit, filed with Stanford as a co-plaintiff, Caliper Life Sciences and Xenogen seek a finding of willful infringement by Carestream Health, Inc.
We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Blue Cross that fairly reimburses hospitals for the services they provided to Blue Cross members and protects the patients from being liable to pay for those services," said Hooper, Lundy & Bookman attorney and co-plaintiff counsel, Daron Tooch.
based Center for Food Safety, which represented itself and several co-plaintiffs in the suit.