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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.
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The person who files a lawsuit. See also petitioner.

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* In the case of public figures, malice must be proven, but in the case of private individuals, the plantiff need only show negligence.[18]
Supreme Court blocked a sex bias case against Walmart that had up to 1.5 million plantiffs from moving forward as a class action because there were too many women in too many jobs to include in one lawsuit.
The Plantiffs averred that the deceased was a member of Koma Ranching and Farming Co-operative Society Limited and was allocated Plot No 146 which was later registered as Donyo Sabuk/Koma Rock 1/336 in his favour as the absolute proprietor.
(172) Order re Plantiffs' Motion to Enforce Settlement of
Early in his career, he defended the Black Panthers in a New Haven trial and also has served as counsel for plantiffs in civil rights and malpractice suits, including the family of singer-songwriter Michael Jackson.
Attorney Kevin Block of Block & Block LLP is representing the plantiffs. "None of my clients is against legal cannabis," he said.
Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California said that a lower court judge acted too rapidly in saying federal copyright law preempted California state law claims by the plantiffs, the report says.
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'Whether the 1st defendant (Buhari), despite the various call, including the applicants (plantiffs)' ultimatum dated 15th February 2018, will remain mute, without making a public declaration to contest the presidential election of 2019.'
Plantiffs claims, if asserted in Austria, will most likely be barred by the statute of limitations of thirty years.
John Alford, a political science professor at Rice University who the state offered as an expert witness, dismissed those maps as not addressing the problem that the plantiffs claim exist.
(34) Def.'s Resistance to Plantiffs' Omnibus Motion in