file charges

file charges

To make a formal legal complaint of wrongdoing or mistreatment against another person. A: "Is it true that Greg filed charges against you?" B: "Yes, but his claim is completely false! I've never done anything to him!" I really hope our neighbors don't file charges against us—I never would have cut down that tree if I had known it was on their property!
See also: charge, file

file charges

(against someone) Go to press charges (against someone).
See also: charge, file
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Summary: Kerala High Court had directed police to file charges against Alancherry and three others in connection with the sale of some church assets
The deadline of 18 months granted to the Special Public Prosecution to file charges for the 31 cases taken from the Public Prosecution, as well as for the 3 cases from the prosecution in Bitola and Kumanovo, expired.
Definitely you have to file charges against those who committed crime against you.
According to him, these events has happened in other countries as well, so he won't file charges against institutions.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the years has taken the position that severance agreements should not interfere with employees' rights to file charges with the EEOC or other fair employment practices agencies (FEPAs).
Summary: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the years has taken the position that severance agreements should not interfere with employees’ rights to file charges .
Summary: The family of a woman who died following a boating accident vowed Thursday to file charges against the owner of the craft.
Summary: Indian police were expected on Monday to file charges against bookmakers, 13 years after a .
The Securities and Exchange Commission is racing to file charges related to the financial crisis before a five-year statute of limitations runs out, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The PIO explained why the decision not to file charges against Lindsay took so many months.
Castagana was being held in a federal detention center pending an initial court appearance today, when prosecutors were expected to file charges.
On June 5, the police department decided not to file charges against Ramsey because, as they said to the Gwinnet Daily Post, "there was no overt violation of criminal law.
Next up: French Muslim groups plan to file charges against Italian journalist Orianna Fallaci for calling Muslims "a billion rats.
I was in court because I follow a simple policy: If you assault me, I call the police and file charges.
Women with pay and promotion discrimination charges against Wal-Mart can continue to file charges with the EEOC for claims that occurred within 300 days of the filing (180 days in the five states listed above).