Na coluna de hoje, mudando a direção da combinação linguística, i.e., partindo do inglês, apresentamos alguns possíveis correspondentes de colocações verbais formadas com o termo lawsuit.
• bring a lawsuit: entrar com ação
o Exemplo: "In the rest of the world, if you bring a lawsuit and lose you have to make the other side whole by paying the lawyers' fees…"
• contest a lawsuit: contestar ação
o Exemplo: "The artist involved also did not have the money to fight a lawsuit."
• defend a lawsuit: representar em ação
o Exemplo: "From the moment the insurance company asks the lawyer to defend a lawsuit, the lawyer has to consider ethical obligations and to whom they are owed."
• dismiss a lawsuit: julgar uma ação improcedente
o Exemplo: "The Bush administration asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by General Electric and uphold the Superfund toxic waste cleanup law."
• drop a lawsuit: desistir da ação
o Exemplo: "'But the Yankees' ownership fired him, ostensibly because he refused to drop a lawsuit against Vincent..."
• face a lawsuit: sofrer ação
o Exemplo: "…the police department needed to enact a genderneutral policy or face face a lawsuit from male officers or others who wanted light-duty assignments for non-pregnancy-related reasons."
• file a lawsuit: entrar com ação
o Exemplo: "In the Wolfes case, were they right to file a lawsuit against some of the kids they say were parties to the bullying?"
• lose a lawsuit: perder uma ação
o Exemplo: "Wisconsin lost a lawsuit last year after a judge said it violated the separation of church and state…"
• settle a lawsuit: por fim a ação por meio de acordo
o Exemplo: "PricewaterhouseCoopers said it would pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Raytheon shareholders who claimed the auditing firm signed off on misleading financial statements…"
• threaten a lawsuit: ameaçar ingressar com ação
o Exemplo: "Finally, after she threatened a lawsuit, she got a face-to-face meeting with the club's officers."
• win a lawsuit: ganhar uma ação
o Exemplo: "After an arduous court battle, I won a lawsuit against the train company, the result of which ensures my medical care."