(to) sue [LAW] means to take legal action against a person or organization. When you sue somebody for something (“citare in giudizio”), not only do you file charges (“sporgere denuncia”) against that person or organization, but you also demand a trial to ask for compensation because of the harm they have caused you.
He is suing for £2.5m in damages for unfair dismissal.
Ha chiesto un indennizzo di 2,5 milioni di sterline per licenziamento senza giusta causa.
The mortgage companies were sued by investors.
Le società finanziarie sono state citate in giudizio dagli investitori.