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declaratory relief

n. a judge's determination (called a "declaratory judgment") of the parties' rights under a contract or a statute often requested (prayed) for information in a lawsuit over a contract. The theory is that an early resolution of legal rights will resolve some or all of the other issues in the matter. (See: declaratory judgment)

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A denial could result in civil suits for injunctive or declarative relief against the district and make it liable for attorney's fees and civil penalties up to $5,000.
The CPRA allows a taxpayer to seek injunctive or declarative relief or a writ of mandate to compel disclosure of withheld records in the superior court of the county where the records are situated.
That court rejected Chevron's efforts to declare the Ecuadorian judgment invalid and unenforceable and instead ordered the New York trial court to dismiss Chevron's claim for injunctive and declarative relief in its entirety.