declaratory relief

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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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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.