file against

file something against someone

to lodge a criminal charge against someone. Sally filed a charge of assault against Max. The old man filed charges against the attacker.
See also: file
References in classic literature ?
French, had taken from the file against Edmond Dantes, on the day he had paid the two hundred thousand francs to M.
He said that Kerwin Espinosa might add a case against the senator, while the National Bureau of Investigation would file against De Lima, Ronnie Dayan, and Espinosa.
First corruption reference was decided to file against Arshad Farooq Faheem and others.
The second corruption reference was decided to file against Asfand Yar Kakar, Ex-Minister, Food Balochistan and others.
The third corruption reference was decided to file against Mohammad Aslam Butt, Ex-Mayor, Municipal Corporation Gujranwala and others.
The fourth corruption reference was decided to file against Dr.
6 million registrants of its central voter file against DBT's six billion records.