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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Plaintiffs can seek injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and compensatory damages.
The next step is to bring action for declaratory relief," he said.
Dismissed was the petition for declaratory relief filed by Dean Arturo De Castro against the leaders of Congress and the Office of the President.
Te said the 15-man High Tribunal was unanimous in dismissing the petition for declaratory relief filed by Arturo de Castro, a professor of Law and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education lecturer, dean of the College of Criminology and associate law dean and bar review director of the University of Manila.
Theodore Te said the SC unanimously voted to dismiss the petition for declaratory relief filed by Arturo de Castro, a professor of Law and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) lecturer, dean of the College of Criminology and associate law dean and bar review director of the University of Manila.
The settlement brings no monetary awards, covering only claims for injunctive and declaratory relief.
To wit, Franchise Tax Board stands for the proposition that, if and only if a state (or one of its instrumentalities) brings an action for declaratory relief under its own laws, in its own courts, and the party against whom it seeks such relief is sitting on (i.
In response, Storix filed a counterclaim for declaratory relief seeking confirmation that it owned not only the registered copyright referenced in Johnson's complaint, but all copyrights in all versions of SBAdmin as well.
When the employer raised the workers' compensation law as an absolute defense, the plaintiff sought declaratory relief that the workers' compensation law is unconstitutional.
If Travolta would have won, it would lead to the absurd result that a person receiving a demand letter threatening legal action for breach of contract would be precluded from seeking declaratory relief to determine the validity of the contract," stated the judge to Who Magazine.
According to a CSA statement, Majola had unsuccessfully sought an order for declaratory relief against the decision of the South African sports ministry to appoint the Nicholson Committee of Enquiry.