Claim for Relief

Claim for Relief

The section of a modern complaint that states the redress sought from a court by a person who initiates a lawsuit.

A civil action is commenced with the filing of a complaint with the court. The person who is seeking money damages or a court order, called the plaintiff, files a complaint, which notifies or warns the defendant that legal action has begun. Within a complaint, the claim for relief portion sets forth a short, concise statement justifying the relief requested by the plaintiff.

See: cause of action
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According to the appellate court, she had made a valid informal claim for innocent spouse relief when she incorrectly filed her claim for relief on a form for requesting injured spouse relief (Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation), and therefore she had made a timely claim to have her overpayments refunded to her.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that families who enter the country illegally to seek asylum will no longer be detained after they've established legitimate claim for relief.
Agricultural land ordinarily attracts agricultural property relief from inheritance tax and where the farmhouse on the land 'is of a character appropriate to the property', the agricultural value of the farmhouse may also be included within a claim for relief.
Except in rare circumstances, when a federal claim for relief lacks an express limitations period, federal courts adopt the most closely analogous limitations period provided by state law.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reverses and remands, concluding that the Plaintiffs failed to state a plausible claim for relief against the Defendants under the ATS.
Hall had submitted her claim for relief timely, she would have been entitled to equitable innocent spouse relief under Sec.
Key issues determining whether a claim for relief can be made are the ownership of the site, which generally - although not always - should be via a freehold interest, and also the age of the property concerned.
Key issues determining whether a claim for relief can be made are the ownership of the site, which generally -although not always -should be via a freehold interest, and also the age of the property concerned.
Morgan Wise may have been shafted by the system, but it's difficult to view him with unalloyed sympathy when one learns that, after losing his claim for relief from child support payments, he took his battle public--with the inevitable result that the rumors reached the boys' school, and he ended up telling them he wasn't their real father.
10) Required notice that a claim for relief has been filed, and an opportunity to participate in the proceedings, to the nonrequesting spouse; and
AMP Incorporated has filed a summary judgment motion on the second claim for relief on its complaint against AlliedSignal and its subsidiary PMA Acquisition Corp.
But Mills recognized the cause of action, ruling that "interference with the right of access to the courts gives rise to a claim for relief under section 1983.