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proceed against someone or something

1. to begin to move against someone or something. The entire platoon proceeded against the single enemy soldier who refused to surrender. The army proceeded against the fortress as planned.
2. to start legal action against someone or something. The district attorney will proceed against the suspect next week. The state prosecutor will proceed against the company as soon as one of the witnesses is located.
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proceed (from something) (to something)

to go from something or some place to something or some place. Next, we will proceed from Vienna to Budapest. We proceeded from Detroit, passing through rural Michigan.

proceed with something

to move ahead with something; to continue something. Now, we will proceed with the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. When will you proceed with the needed action?
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proceed from

1. To set out or embark from some place: We proceeded from the bus station toward our hotel.
2. To have something as an origin or cause; have developed from something: Most of our mistakes proceed from carelessness.
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proceed with

To begin or continue some action or process: The company proceeded with its plan to fire the workers, despite opposition from the union.
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A petitioner must know that by allowing a proceeding to reach an advanced stage, it may forfeit a valuable offering in future settlement negotiations as the petitioner.
Equally troubling for taxpayers that chose to resolve a controversy through an audit or a comprehensive settlement (in part to avoid adverse publicity) is the later introduction of information, provided pursuant to settlement discussions, as pattern evidence in proceedings involving a totally unrelated taxpayer.
In a reply to Enforcement Counsel's response, Bazy argued that he is an interested party to the proceeding as it relates to the enforcement of the subpoena served on Cleary Gottlieb and that the Board's Rules of practice merely failed to contemplate his particular circumstance.
Other less obvious changes likely will in elude these: The investigation/ enforcement time cycle will be shortened considerably, SEC injunctive proceedings will be all but abandoned as an enforcement mechanism against accountants, and many important enforcement decisions will revolve around the regulatory perception of a targeted firm's overall adherence to effective quality control standards.
In Proceedings of the Fifth ACM International Multimedia Conference (November 9-13, 1997, Seattle, WA) (pp.
Both the AICPA and ABA raise a number of concerns as to the Circular 230 disciplinary proceeding rules.
commenced non-payment eviction proceedings against tenants, Mr.
As in the December 2005 proposed agreement, Cooper will forego certain claims and objections in the Federal-Mogul bankruptcy proceedings.
The court concluded that the individual did not possess the requisite capacity to institute the proceeding, and therefore dismissed the case.
The law therefore provided that unless the landlord commenced holdover proceedings within three months of learning of the pets, the tenant was free to continue to harbor the pets and no violation of lease would take place.
Although Respondents speculate that the public's confidence in LNB's subsidiary banks may be adversely affected by an open proceeding, they provide no evidence to support their argument and no basis for the Board to distinguish this case from any other case involving an open institution.
Patent Office commenced an ex parte proceeding in 2005 to reexamine all 26 claims of VISICU's patent.
6103(h)(4) authorizes disclosure of return information of third-party taxpayers that are not parties to an administrative tax proceeding only if: (1) the treatment of an item reflected on the third party's return is directly related to the resolution of an issue in the proceeding (Sec.
Judge Quinn held that the provisions of FDCPA do not apply to a non-payment summary proceeding commenced in New York, and awarded immediate possession of the apartment to the cooperative unless the tenant paid his overdue maintenance forthwith.
This court proceeding will be heard in conjunction with an application brought by the Manager and certain of its affiliates seeking a declaration that the Manager has the exclusive right to market the tolling capacity.
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