presentar una demanda

presentar 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. (to sue; often used with "against")
a. to file a lawsuit
Varias personas presentaron una demanda después de lesionarse en una atracción en un parque de diversiones.Several people filed a lawsuit after getting hurt in an amusement park ride.
b. to bring a lawsuit
Quiero presentar una demanda contra el hospital donde me operaron.I want to bring a lawsuit against the hospital where I had my surgery.
c. to file a suit
No puede presentar una demanda un año después del incidente.You can't file a suit a year after the incident.
d. to file suit
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Presentar una demanda puede ser costosa debido a los honorarios del abogado.Filing suit can be expensive because of the lawyer's fees.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Presenté una demanda contra mi antiguo jefe por no haberme pagado horas extras.I sued my former boss for not having paid me overtime.
No pueden presentar una demanda contra mí por escribir una crítica negative del restaurante.They can't sue me for leaving a negative review of the restaurant.
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