entablar una demanda

An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (legal)
a. to file a lawsuit
El político entabló una demanda contra el periódico por difamación.The politician filed a lawsuit against the newspaper for defamation.
b. to bring a lawsuit
Si vas a entablar una demanda contra ellos, necesitarás un abogado.If you're going to bring a lawsuit against them, you'll need a lawyer.
c. to file a suit
Sería más beneficioso para todos que ustedes llegaran a un acuerdo con la otra parte en lugar de entablar una demanda.It would be more beneficial for everyone concerned if you reached an agreement with the other party instead of filing a suit.
d. to file suit
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi vecino entabló una demanda contra mí porque las ramas de uno de mis árboles colgaban por encima de su jardín.My neighbor filed suit against me because the branches of one of my trees overhung his garden.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Esto no va a quedar así! ¡Entablaré una demanda contra usted!I'm not going to leave things like this! I'll sue you!
Hemos entablado una demanda contra el constructor porque no utilizó los materiales especificados en el contrato.We've sued the builder because he didn't use the materials specified in the contract.
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