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dismiss someone

(from something ) (for something) to discharge someone from employment for some reason; to fire someone from a job for some cause. We will have to dismiss him from employment for absenteeism. She was dismissed from the bank for making many errors in one month.

dismiss something as something

to put something out of one's mind or ignore something as something. (The second something can be a noun or an adjective.) I dismissed the whole idea as foolishness. It was not possible to dismiss the whole matter as a one-time happening. Molly dismissed the whole event as accidental.
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In addition to dismissing the suit, the court also ordered that the plaintiffs pay the legal fees for Novartis, APA and CHADD.
In an order entered February 9, 2000, the Court amended its earlier order dismissing the Federal Law claims adding the dismissal of the State Law claims.
As previously announced, in June 1999 an FTC administrative law judge issued an initial decision ruling in VISX's favor and dismissing the FTC's complaint against VISX related to the company's use of its patents.
We urge the appeals court to uphold the action of the lower court in dismissing the suit.
Appeal of district court order dismissing employment discrimination class action.
BCE"), has filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada seeking leave to appeal the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissing both lawsuits as failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action.
The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision dismissing the lawsuits as failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action.
As Mylan's prior press releases indicated, on September 30, 2003, the court signed an order dismissing all claims against Mylan, but later rescinded that dismissal and gave the plaintiffs additional time to oppose Mylan's dismissal.
So far as we know, in the approximately two weeks since the entry of the order, no party objected to the entry of the original order dismissing Mylan or asked the court to reconsider the dismissal.
In dismissing this second complaint with prejudice, the court further ruled that it would not permit further amendment of the lawsuit.
In dismissing the attorney general lawsuit, Levi referenced several previous federal court rulings and agreed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has "exclusive control over every aspect of the sale and transmission of wholesale energy.
As stated by Judge Brent Adams in dismissing the case, "(S)tate law may not be applied as to impose damages on (DTCC).
In dismissing the lawsuit, Judge Gorton accepted and adopted the recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Marianne B.