sue


sue
sue sue [sjuː ǁ suː] verb [intransitive, transitive] LAW
to make a legal claim against someone, especially for an amount of money, because you have been harmed in some way:

• If the builders don't fulfil their side of the contract, we'll sue.

sue for

• The company was sued for nonpayment by their supplier.

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sue UK US /suː/ verb [I or T] LAW
to take legal action against a person or an organization, especially by asking in court for them to pay you money because of harm that they have caused you: sue (sb/sth) for sth »

He is suing for £2.5m in damages for unfair dismissal.

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The mortgage companies were sued by investors.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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