Definition of statement of claim in English:

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statement of claim

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noun

English Law
A pleading served by the plaintiff in a High Court action, containing the allegations made against the defendant and the relief sought by the plaintiff. See also claim (sense 1 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • He said delays by McDonnell in submitting a full statement of claim against the tobacco companies had prompted the unusual action now being taken by Gallaher.
  • In the statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court commercial registry, Group 3 Security stated that they were engaged to provide security services between October 1, 2002 and June 1, 2006.
  • These powers are distinct, and much of Mr Jolly‘s pleading in the current statement of claim arises from his, perhaps understandable, ignorance of the distinction.

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