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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.
News agencies Doy-an and Cihan reported on Tuesday that Erdoy-an has joined the case against the 11 minors as a co-plaintiff.
In January, the Supreme Court of Appeals, which examined the case only on procedural grounds, ruled that the ystanbul 21st High Criminal Court was wrong to reject requests from Okey's family's lawyers that they be co-plaintiffs in the trial.
This settlement goes a long way towards compensating the hospitals for those services and providing closure to the patients for these debts," said Hooper, Lundy & Bookman attorney and co-plaintiff counsel, Glenn Solomon.
If the 10 percent cut is implemented, this mandate will not be met," said co-Plaintiff Counsel Lloyd Bookman.
The presiding judge of the trial, Tayyar KE[micro]ksal, told Toraman and other co-plaintiff lawyers who also complained about the court's behavior that they have the legal right to make a request that the judges be replaced.
On February 22, 2008 Typhoon Touch Technologies and its licensee and co-plaintiff, Nova Mobility Systems, Inc, reached an out-of-court settlement with defendant Motion Computing, Inc, for an undisclosed sum.
During Wednesday's hearing, Karabay stated that he will not answer questions asked by lawyers for the co-plaintiffs whose applications for co-plaintiff status have not yet been assessed by the court.
Some of the co-plaintiffs and their legal representatives, as well as lawyers representing the Turkish Parliament, the Turkish Government, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DySK), the All Teachers Unity and Solidarity Association (TEuBDER) and similar organizations which have co-plaintiff status in the case attended Friday's session.
The late president's wife, Semra Euzal, and son, Ahmet Euzal, have requested co-plaintiff status in the trial.