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Standing to Bring a Lawsuit

STANDING IS “STANDING to sue” someone in a court of law in order to redress an alleged wrong. The legal expression, “where there's a wrong, there's a remedy,” assumes that someone has been wronged and that they will be able to gain justice. Standing is the interest or right that a “person” (whether a human being or a corporate personality) has in a controversy that entitles them to bring a suit or complaint into a court for adjudication.

The doctrine of standing has never been precisely defined in law. This is a benefit to judges because it allows them to accept or reject the cases they hear. To bring a case into a court of law for consideration, it is presumed that there is a real ...

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