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I’m hoping we won’t have to litigate the matter.
  engage in legal proceedings
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  • I’m hoping we won’t have to litigate the matter.
  • I am trying to avoid litigation.
  • So many litigants, at the same stage in their trials, have stood before me just like you are now
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • After nine hours of listening to the vagaries of Old Sarum’s inhabitants, Judge Taylor threw the case out of court on grounds of frivolous pleading and declared he hoped to God the litigants were satisfied by each having had his public say.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • I piled up courses on constitutional law, litigation, appellate procedure, federal courts, and collateral remedies.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Miami Airlines, the non-scheduled operator of the ill-fated Dec. 16 flight, is already in litigation with the Civil Aeronautics Board for flying an excessive number of flights between Newark and Florida.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Is Roger involved in any litigation right now?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Anyway, down I came, from the penthouse to the street—lugging my litigation bag, of course—and a foot had fallen.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • His passion is for the British law, and he has spent a large fortune in litigation.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Otherwise there would be no end to litigation.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger

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  • When asked upon what grounds, Judge Taylor said, "Champertous connivance," and declared he hoped to God the litigants were satisfied by each having had their public say.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • They did not do litigation; that is, very few of them had a division dedicated to defending and filing lawsuits.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The variance depends a little on luck and a great deal on the extent of litigation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • You have the defense perspective, so you understand the litigants.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He has been occupied for many years in conducting civil and commercial litigation, and only the other day he won an important case.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Dear Mrs. O’Brien, Inasmuch as you have not succumbed to the imminence of litigation in our previous epistle be advised that we are in consultation with our barrister above in Dublin.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The university refused, and the samples were tied up in litigation for years.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Around four of the pillars, stalls of merchants, all sparkling with glass and tinsel; around the last three, benches of oak, worn and polished by the trunk hose of the litigants, and the robes of the attorneys.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He determined to drop his litigation with the monastery, and relinquish his claims to the wood-cutting and fishery rights at once.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • When the others find out about Mink’s latest caper, there is a period of prolonged controversy, animosity, litigation and disgrace.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Then they struck oil just west of Mason County over in Ackamulgee County, and in that section Willie got mixed up in the litigation between an oil company and some independent leaseholders.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • As my editor put it once, publication equals litigation.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • And there was litigation about an apartment uptown.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • It wasn’t about my career as a litigator.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I found afterwards that he had sent touts all over the bazaar to announce the fact—told all the litigants, ’Oh, you’d better come to my Vakil Mahmoud Ali—he’s in with the City Magistrate.’
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The chances were that May, who knew nothing of his professional life, and had never shown any interest in it, would not learn of the postponement, should it take place, nor remember the names of the litigants if they were mentioned before her; and at any rate he could no longer put off seeing Madame Olenska.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • After the suicide, the property had become the subject of extensive litigation between Kari Saipu’s cook and his secretary.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Though she specialized in estate law while Jack worked in general litigation, Adrienne knew their cases sometimes overlapped and required a collaboration, so it didn’t surprise her to see them dining with each other.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • If the Bureau could have maintained a perfectly judicial attitude, this arrangement would have been ideal, and must in time have gained confidence; but the nature of its other activities and the character of its personnel prejudiced the Bureau in favor of the black litigants, and led without doubt to much injustice and annoyance.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • We would pass, in the Rue de l’Oiseau, before the old hostelry of the Oiseau Flesche, into whose great courtyard, once upon a time, would rumble the coaches of the Duchesses de Montpensier, de Guermantes, and de Montmorency, when they had to come down to Combray for some litigation with their farmers, or to receive homage from them.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Here Allworthy interposed; and the squire being unable to prevail either with the uncle or nephew, was, after some litigation, obliged to consent to delay introducing Jones to Sophia till the afternoon; at which time Allworthy, as well in compassion to Jones as in compliance with the eager desires of Western, was prevailed upon to promise to attend at the tea-table.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • After some litigation you would lose the ranch, but you would still be free.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • The litigation dragged on for three years.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • YASIR BILLOO speaks four languages and practices commercial litigation law in Miami.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Tax specialists, litigation specialists, labor specialists, merger specialists, the works.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Metzger was to act as co-executor and special counsel in the event of any involved litigation.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The phrase "in chancery," means in litigation, as an estate, in a court of equity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • In which court was this litigant’s case?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • For even greater reasons, a group of men are unfit to be both judges and litigants at the same time.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • After a year of litigation, a majority of the McDonald’s workers still supported the Teamsters.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Staples and Sedgwick were respected lawyers in their own right, but both knew Baldwin to be the superior litigator and agreed that he should lead their team.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • If the cause was laid in Captain Blane’s lap, then tens of millions—even hundreds of millions—of dollars’ worth of wrongful-death litigation would ensue.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Lastly, all the most serious cases of litigation are brought before the Supreme Court, which holds a solemn session once a year, at which all the judges of the Circuit Courts must attend.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The judiciary power of every government looks beyond its own local or municipal laws, and in civil cases lays hold of all subjects of litigation between parties within its jurisdiction, though the causes of dispute are relative to the laws of the most distant part of the globe.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Upon examining what is now occurring amongst the democratic nations of Europe which are called free, as well as amongst the others, it will be observed that new and more dependent courts are everywhere springing up by the side of the old ones, for the express purpose of deciding, by an extraordinary jurisdiction, such litigated matters as may arise between the government and private persons.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Litigants obey the verdict of a tribunal solely on the premise that there is an objective rule of conduct, which they both accept.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Litigation.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Like win the litigation I’m bringing against the estate of Pierce Inverarity.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It’s not really his job to help litigants outside if they’re unwell but he’s doing it anyway, as you can see.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
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