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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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litigationlit‧i‧ga‧tion /ˌlɪtəˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  lawSCL the process of taking claims to a court of law The threat of litigation can be a deciding factor in some business decisions.
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litigationThe new Act removes the monopoly on starting and conducting litigation.Warner Brothers didn't like the idea because of litigation etc.Nabarros took leading firm awards in property litigation and local government.Unions have often provided the continuity behind such litigation when the employee is unable to do so.The litigation and bankruptcy filing are not expected to have an impact on Barneys's expansion plans, the company said.The litigation will probably drag on for years.On 26 April the parties to litigation will be thrown headlong into a new landscape.The only serious potential obstacle to the plan foreseen at the time was litigation by employer and union groups.
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