actionable
ac·tion·able /'ak-shə-nə-bəl/ adj: subject to or providing grounds for an action or suit at law
slander is actionable

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

actionable
I adjective accountable, amenable, answerable, bound, causidical, chargeable, controvertible, disputable, justiciable, liable to prosecution, litigable, litigant, litigious, pertaining to litigation, remediable by an action at law, res cuius actio est, responsible, suable, under legal obligation, under obligation, unexempt from associated concepts: actionable cause of action, actionable charges, actionable claim, actionable words, actionable wrongdoing II index illegal, illicit, impermissible, justiciable, litigable, litigious, moot, triable, unlawful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


actionable
adj.
Forming the legal basis of a cause of action.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


actionable
A situation where enough facts or circumstances exist to meet the legal requirements to file a legitimate lawsuit. If the facts required to prove a case cannot be alleged in the complaint, the case is not actionable. (See also: cause of action)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


actionable
n. Wrongful conduct that provide grounds for a lawsuit or other legal proceeding.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


actionable
Giving sufficient legal grounds for a lawsuit; giving rise to a cause of action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


actionable
Giving sufficient legal grounds for a lawsuit; giving rise to a cause of action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

actionable
adj.
   when enough facts or circumstances exist to meet the legal requirements to file a legitimate lawsuit. If the facts required to prove a case cannot be alleged in the complaint, the case is not "actionable" and the client and his/her attorney should not file a suit. Of course, whether many cases are actionable is a matter of judgment and interpretation of the facts and/or law, resulting in many lawsuits that clog the courts. Incidentally, if a case is filed which is clearly not actionable, it may result in a lawsuit against the filer of the original suit for malicious prosecution by the defendant after he/she has won the original suit.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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