sounds in
Referring to an underlying legal basis or cause of action — such as a contract or tort (civil wrong) — in a lawsuit. For example: "Plaintiff's first cause of action against defendant sounds in tort, and his second cause of action sounds in contract."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

sounds in
adj.
   referring to the underlying legal basis for a lawsuit or one of several causes of action in a suit, such as contract or tort (civil wrong). The phrasing might be: "Plaintiff's first cause of action against Defendant sounds in tort, and his second cause of action sounds in contract."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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