Origin of litigation
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What does litigation mean?
Litigation is the process of engaging in a legal proceeding, such as a lawsuit.
The word litigation can also mean a lawsuit.
To be in litigation typically means to be engaged in a civil legal proceeding (as opposed to a criminal one, in which one is said to be on trial). The verb litigate means engage in a legal proceeding. It can mean to bring a lawsuit or to contest one. A litigator is a lawyer, especially one who specializes in civil cases. A litigant is a person engaged in a lawsuit.
Example: Their goal is to avoid litigation, so they’re going to try to get you to settle out of court.
Where does litigation come from?
The first records of the word litigation come from the 1560s. It comes from the Late Latin lītigātiōn-, meaning “a dispute.” It ultimately derives from the Latin verb lītigāre, meaning “to go to law,” from līt- (a stem of līs, meaning “lawsuit”) and agere, “to carry on.”
Litigation always involves a dispute, often in the form of a lawsuit that carries on and on. This means that litigation is often expensive and time-consuming (which might be good for the litigators but not so much for their clients). For this reason, people often try to avoid litigation when they’re on the wrong end of a lawsuit. Some choose to go through arbitration, which is a process in which a third party helps to settle the dispute.
Those who do engage in litigation and present their cases in court can still agree to settle before a decision is reached by the court—meaning they agree to end litigation and come to a deal on their own (though often still with the help of the litigators).
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How is litigation used in real life?
The word litigation is always used in a legal context, most often in reference to a lawsuit.
One of the most egregious examples of political corruption we’ve seen in a good while— an attempt by Big Oil to evade responsibility by purchasing a new law that would’ve nullified litigation right before trial.
Time wasn’t what they ran out of. They ran out of options. https://t.co/zUJtNUueq3
— Lamar White, Jr. (@LamarWhiteJr) May 29, 2020
The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed deal with team owners for a 60-game season, which could lead to a lengthy and costly litigation if MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred orders a start to the baseball season. https://t.co/fvpWWPiDXe
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 22, 2020
Sometimes it’s cheaper than prolonging the litigation process. https://t.co/PXe9qATat5
— Jonathan Morris (@JZMorrisEsq) December 29, 2019
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Litigation usually refers to a criminal trial.
How to use litigation in a sentence
Companies that pursue leases in ANWR also will have to weigh the prospects of litigation, investor anger and a tarnished brand—especially large firms with public name recognition.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite|By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
It was among the earliest litigation of its kind in California.Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic|Jared Whitlock|August 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Seemingly everyone is preparing or hinting at litigation, including the city.
The law firm that produced the report, Hugo Parker, is already advising the city on asbestos-related litigation.City’s Real Estate Assets Director Resigns Amid Scrutiny Over Ash Street Deal|Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Written by a law firm that’s already advising the city on asbestos litigation, the 40-page document offers a glimpse into San Diego’s flawed handling of its real estate.City Botched High-Rise Deal from Acquisition to Renovation, Investigation Finds|Jesse Marx and Lisa Halverstadt|July 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
She and her family have been in litigation with NYU over the Acton estate since his death.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the costs of litigation amount to chump change for guys who count their net worth in nine and 10 figures.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough|Daniel Gross|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the administration refuses, he will prepare for litigation.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?|Abby Haglage|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But with McDaniel threatening litigation, this political saga may not be over yet.Thad Cochran Escapes Bitter Tea Party in Mississippi|Ben Jacobs|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wood said this is common when people realize how much litigation and how much time and money pet custody cases often require.
That the Society be immediately dissolved, in view of pending litigation.
Thus the history of the first66 London playhouse, which is chiefly the history of quarrels and litigation, came to a close.Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams
The delivery of a brief to counsel gives him authority to act for his client in all matters which the litigation involves.
It is evident that the irrationality of frequent appeals to expensive and bothersome litigation should arouse suspicion.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Bassett's name did not appear in the office records to Dan's knowledge nor was he engaged in litigation.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson