remedial statute

Remedial Statute

A law enacted for the purpose of correcting a defect in a prior law, or in order to provide a remedy where none previously existed.

remedial statute

noun correction, corrective measure, cure, legislative cure, legislative redress, relief, remedial measure, remedy
Associated concepts: remedial act, remedial action, remeeial cases, remedial legislation, remedial right, remedial statute, remedial writ
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However, in Penzoil-Quaker, it reconciled its previous interpretation with its focus on Congressional intent for a remedial statute, thus allowing more potential determinations of tax under equitable Sec.
i]n the construction of a remedial statute, the previous mischief
The FMLA is a remedial statute and should be construed broadly to effectuate its purposes.
The crux of both these problems is that workers' compensation is almost always a remedial statute requiring that the common law rule of liberal construction be used during interpretation.
The maxim that one should give a "liberal" reading of a remedial statute parallels the rule of in dubio pro operario, to the extent a "liberal" reading includes an understanding of how the statute aims to benefit weaker parties; inasmuch as it does, the maxim makes significant sense from a Latin American perspective.
The defendants appealed, contending that the applicable statute is a remedial statute that should have been construed liberally to include Medicaid payments.
Judge Evans explained that the Pet Law is a remedial statute enacted by the New York City Council to ameliorate a problem created by landlords who used the form lease "no pet" clause as a vehicle to evict long-term tenants who lived with pets for a period of years.
As an initial matter, courts examine whether the TCPA is a penal or remedial statute.
It is a remedial statute patterned after the Post-Assessment Insurance Guaranty Association Model Bill, promulgated by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Following the obligatory salute to the CFA as an expansively read, liberally interpreted remedial statute, the Appellate Division rejected the trial court's interpretation, emphasizing not only the fact that Czar was not the general contractor, but also that it was not involved in any of the electrical, plumbing or structural work.
At first blush, one might think that the most important measure of the project's success would be the number of remedial statutes enacted to fix problems raised in the opinions.
26) For example, Ohio construes remedial statutes liberally, (27) but Michigan uses this canon only as a last resort, even where a statute is ambiguous.