What is Standing to Sue?

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Standing to sue is a legal principle that describes the right of an individual to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Not everyone is automatically entitled to bring suit, however. Standing to sue is built on three essential elements: injury in fact, causation, and redressability. A plaintiff and his or her attorney must be able to prove each of these elements in order to pursue a settlement in or out of court.  Standing to Sue Elements Injury in Fact The first element of standing to sue is called  "injury in fact." This means that the party bringing the lawsuit must have suffered...

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