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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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.
Each time the defendant injured the plaintiff by reason of a violation of the statute, he has a new claim for relief with a separate limitations period.
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
In any proceeding where a taxpayer brings forward a claim for relief from joint liability under section 6015, and the spouse or former spouse is not a party to the case, the IRS must serve notice on that taxpayer's spouse or former spouse.
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.
The court found that SCI had stated a claim for relief.
The Fourth Claim for Relief alleges that Hermiston breached his fiduciary duties owed to Farallonsub as a director.