A case, controversy, or lawsuit. A contest authorized by law, in a court of justice, for the purpose of enforcing a right. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.For plaintiffs the litigation process is long, stressful and tiring. The legal system is uncharted territory for most of them. Many times litigation process is disruptive and painful life experience for them as well for their families. Even when they win their lawsuits, plaintiffs may not receive payment for months or even years.