Definition of cause of action in English:

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cause of action

Law A fact or facts that enable a person to bring an action against another: the plaintiff had a good cause of action in negligence
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  • The plaintiffs assert causes of action including negligent design, failure to warn, misrepresentation and breach of warranty.
  • Consequently the first question is whether the claimant has a personal cause of action against the defendant.
  • The intended claimant has a good cause of action against the intended defendant in respect of each of the claims.
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