Cease and Desist Order

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Cease and Desist Order

An order issued by an Administrative Agency or a court proscribing a person or a business entity from continuing a particular course of conduct.

The force and effect of a cease and desist order are similar to those of an Injunction issued by a court.

cease and desist order

n. an order of a court or government agency to a person, business or organization to stop doing something upon a strong showing that the activity is harmful and/or contrary to law. The order may be permanent or hold until a final judicial determination of legality occurs. In many instances the activity is believed to cause irreparable damage such as receipt of funds illegally, felling of timber contrary to regulation, selling of shares of stock without a proper permit, or oil drilling which would damage the ecology.

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Another legal source whose firm previously dealt with the cooperative, said Alabama One simply failed to convince the judge that it would suffer irreparable harm from the cease and desist order if the agency was not restrained.
Berjac also financed a lot of construction projects, lending "substantial sums to a number of real estate developers over the past four decades," the state's cease and desist order said.
The agency recounted the credit union's previous failures to comply with other administrative orders and entered into evidence the confidential addendum to the cease and desist order that documents the agency's history of trying to get the credit union to comply.
Bank of the Orient, San Francisco, California Cease and desist order dated May 7, 2002 Terminated April 18, 2005
Nurse Runes argued that the Department did not have the statutory power to regulate direct-entry midwives, and that Department was without jurisdiction to issue a cease and desist order against her.
The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association for the title insurance industry, today applauded the decision by California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi to sustain the cease and desist order issued by the Department of Insurance in June 2002 against Radian Guaranty Inc.
As a result of information acquired in the early stages of the Board's investigation, the Board on January 22, 1991, made criminal referrals to the Department of Justice and proposed a cease and desist order for BCCI.
Finally, in late 1990, a series of events, including new and specific information provided by interested authorities both here at home and abroad, led us to issue an order of investigation on January 4, 1991, and to seek the consent cease and desist order that was issued on January 22, 1991.
To terminate the illegal relationship between BCCI and CCAH, the Federal Reserve, on January 22, 1991, sent a proposed cease and desist order to counsel for BCCI and made criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.
The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, said today a federal judge has issued a Permanent Injunction against the Town of New Milford, Connecticut prohibiting the town from using a cease and desist order to block a Connecticut family from continuing to hold prayer meetings inside their private residence.
The memorandum of understanding and the cease and desist order required that BCCI improve asset quality and credit procedures, correct internal control deficiencies, and develop procedures to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, including the Bank Secrecy Act.
The administrative cease and desist order that will be entered in accordance with the settlement alleges that the Company, through the actions of John Delaney, its former Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and Timothy Harcharik, its former Director of Risk Management, committed fraud through the purchase and use of a purported insurance policy to misrepresent Brightpoint's losses as insured losses.