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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. The lawyers emphasized that measures should be taken to immediately halt discrimination and violence against women.
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. The lawyers emphasized that measures should be taken to immediately halt discrimination and violence against women.
News agencies Doy-an and Cihan reported on Tuesday that Erdoy-an has joined the case against the 11 minors as a co-plaintiff. They said a court hearing in the case has already been held but did not say when it took place.
In 1997, the Supreme Court of Appeals Criminal General Council overturned the case in response to an appeal filed by co-plaintiff lawyers.
27 so that Ogu's biological links with the victim could be determined and a decision could be made concerning his request to become a co-plaintiff in the trial.
Turkey was a co-plaintiff in the case at the ECtHR regarding Perincek, since Turkey's official position on the Armenian claims disagrees with Switzerland's.
Families of the coup's victims which have co-plaintiff status in the trial were also at the Ankara Courthouse on Wednesday, including a person holding the photo of the late Berfo Kyrbayyr, whose son, Cemil Kyrbayyr, disappeared under custody after the coup.
Turkey, a co-plaintiff in the case, categorically denies claims that the events of 1915 amount to genocide, arguing that both Turks and Armenians were killed when Armenians revolted against the Ottoman Empire during World War I in collaboration with the Russian army that was invading Eastern Anatolia at the time.
When asked by a co-plaintiff lawyer, ysmail Aydos, whether he had told then Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan: "I know how patriotic you are but my colleagues [in the military] want you to go, I cannot convince them," Karadayy said, "There is no such thing in question.
The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.