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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The fact that they had no legal advice and took us to court to try to defend it was outrageous.
If she took us to court for causing her duress, it could sink us.
The banks buried their heads in the sand for 10 years and took us to court,"
Evil Mark Standish, 48, gave evidence against fellow masters and escaped justice in 1990 - then took us to court for libel.
We went to the company lawyer, who took us to court, prepared some legal documents and then we went to immigration," said a worker.
They forced us out through threats, attacks and then took us to court and took our cafe away from us.
George, from Cardiff's old docks area of Butetown, added: 'I would love it if she took us to court.
Ms Campbell took us to court after we published a story and picture in February last year revealing she was a drug addict and had been attending meetings of Narcotics Anonymous in London.
But they took US to court so we were left with no alternative but to institute proceedings.
We always replaced the tiles and paid the cost," explained Bob, "but Mrs Miller still took us to court - and we lost the case when it was heard in Newcastle
I am devastated that the health board took us to court.
They took us to court, we said we paid, they agreed we paid and therefore it was dismissed.
Rangers say they are not happy but, under article 85 of the European Union, if they took us to court and lost they could lose ten per cent of their company's worth.