take (someone or something) to court

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take (someone or something) to court

To sue or initiate legal proceedings against someone or an organization. He took the company to court for using his likeness without his permission. My father wants to take Olivia to court to force her to relinquish her role as executor of his estate.
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take someone to court

to sue someone; to force someone to appear in court. I will take you to court if you persist in pestering my client. Don was taken to court in a negligence suit.
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This people are known, I have reported them to the president and, currently, they have taken us to court.
At the next meeting, when I announced we had been stopped from delivering 660 homes because a family had taken us to court, the citizens left and took the issue back to the community leaders.
But when we were about to respond, they (Al Wefaq) had already taken us to court and an internal committee has been formed to investigate the matter.
In any case if we were breaking the law, they would have taken us to court by now," said Evangelou.
I'm still a director of Neville Porter plc, whose directors have agreed to go ahead with a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement CVA on the company, but one of the creditors has taken us to court for payment of his bill in advance of the CVA taking effect.
He could have taken us to court as Flitcroft did, but he believes to have done so would have been an outrage.
An SFA spokesman said: "We're disappointed that a member club has taken us to court over this issue.