file a lawsuit
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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; often used with "against")
a. presentar una demanda
The employee threatened to file a lawsuit against us if we fired him.El empleado nos amenazó con presentar una demanda si lo despedíamos.
b. demandar (transitive)
I suggest trying to reach an agreement with the doctor privately before you file a lawsuit against him.Le sugiero que intente llegar a un acuerdo con el doctor en privado antes de demandarlo.
c. poner una demanda
The company filed a lawsuit against its ex-president for using company funds for personal reasons.La empresa puso una demanda contra su expresidente por usar fondos de la empresa para fines personales.
d. entablar una demanda
How they treated you isn't fair or legal. You are within your rights to file a lawsuit.La manera en que te trataron no fue justa ni legal. Estás en tu derecho de entablar una demanda.
e. interponer una demanda
Think seriously about whether or not to file a lawsuit. It is a long and expensive process.Piénsese bien si interponer una demanda o no. Es un proceso largo y costoso.
f. iniciar una demanda
I don't want to file a lawsuit if it's not absolutely necessary.No quiero iniciar una demanda si no es absolutamente necesaria.
g. levantar una demanda
The city government filed a lawsuit against the mayor for embezzlement.La alcaldía levantó una demanda contra el alcalde por malversación de fondos.
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