Action n. 1 Any behavior, conduct, or series of acts by a person. 2 A civil or criminal judicial proceeding intended to resolve a legal dispute, claim or accusation.
Civil action. An action brought to enforce, protect, or redress a civil or private right or to compel a civil remedy; any action brought other than a criminal action.
Class action. 1 An action brought by a person or a group of people as representatives of a larger group who have a common legal claim but are so numerous that it is impracticable for all of them to participate or be joined as individual parties in the case. 2 An action brought against a large group of people who have a common legal defense to a claim that they are all potentially liable for but are so numerous that it is impracticable for all of them to participate or be joined as individual parties in the case.
Actionable n. Wrongful conduct that provide grounds for a lawsuit or other legal proceeding.
Actionable per quod n. Actions that require the allegation and proof of additional facts.
Actionable per se n. Actions that do not require the allegation or proof of additional facts to constitute a cause of action nor any allegation or proof that damages were suffered.
Act of God n. An overwhelming natural event, often unpredictable or difficult to anticipate, that is uncontrolled and uninfluenced by the power of man and that could not be prevented or avoided by foresight or prudence.