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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He took us to court, provided lawyers for us and the party, without the consent of the party.
"It is a matter of great regret to me that an organisation that has been excluded by the Competition and Markets Authority for running a ferry operation took us to court on the basis that it should have been invit-ed to run a ferry operation," he said.
"They took us to court and it cost PS25,000 of taxpayer's money to defend litigation taken against us."
The fact that they had no legal advice and took us to court to try to defend it was outrageous.
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. It would be fantastic.
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."
They were the ones who took us to court and stopped us."(69)
'So, because of these issues, we cancelled the contract, and the projects promoters took us to court. We are currently in arbitration.