from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Subject to suit in a court of law.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of sueable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being or liable to be sued; subject by law to civil process.
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Since the time of Edward I, the crown of England has not been suable unless it has specifically consented to suit.
As for the effects of shoplifting, nevermind how much petty shoplifting - not organised crime robbery of shipping containers - really impacts any business, take that policy you mentioned, of making the employees on duty make up the cost of missing merchandise, well that would be probaly illegal where I live, and definitely suable.
When do notes payable on demand, or in which no time of payment is mentioned, become due and suable?
States is "not suable of common right, the party who institutes such suit must bring his case within the authority of some act of Congress, or the court cannot exercise jurisdiction over it."
-- Restating the constitutional principles currently applicable for determining whether individuals, resident and nonresident, are suable in _in personam_ actions, the Supreme Court in
In the latter case, a foreign corporation, which had not been issued a license to do business in Washington, but which systematically and continuously employed a force of salesmen, residents thereof, to canvass for orders therein, was held suable in Washington for unpaid unemployment compensation contributions in respect to such salesmen.
While a city is from one point of view but an emanation from the government's sovereignty and an agent thereof, when it borrows money it is held to be acting in a corporate or private capacity, and so to be suable on its contracts.
So too, wherever a man is suable by either of the actions called exercitoria and institoria, he may, in lieu thereof, be sued directly by a condiction, because in effect the contract in such cases is made at his bidding.
The principal contracts known to the common law and suable in the
Be it further enacted, That said bond shall be suable in the Superior Courts of this State, and said suits shall be triable at the first term of the Court, subject to the usual causes of continuance, except that the absence of a witness in the army shall not be good cause of continuance.