Business English word of the day: to sue

to sue : intenter un procès

The verb to sue is the action of making a claim against someone, usually for money, because that person has harmed you or your interests in some way. Look at these examples:

I broke my leg falling in the street, so I’m suing the local authorities for compensation

When the singer cancelled his concert tour, her record company sued her for breach of contract

If you want to divorce your spouse, you sue for divorce