Today I learned 2 Japanese words used to describe winning and losing a lawsuit.
敗訴【はいそ】する ＝ to lose a case
勝訴【しょうそ】する = to win a case
So you could combine them with 言い渡す（いいわたす）to translate expressions like "rule against" or "rule for."
n The district court judge ruled against the defendant.
This construction also works with 解雇 【かいこ】 (n,vs) discharge; dismissal