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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He also ordered the railroad not to construct any part of the propane facility and said the railroad must comply with the terms of a cease-and-desist order issued by Grafton Building Inspector Robert S.
At issue are two cease-and-desist orders made by Lahontan: one to the district in Lancaster to keep sewage off Edwards Air Force Base land and another to the district serving Palmdale to clean up nitrates in groundwater.
In November 2002, Board Enforcement Counsel initiated this action against Respondents, seeking an order of prohibition against Carl Thomas, a cease-and-desist order against all Respondents, and civil money penalties ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 against each Respondent.
The SEC wants an order commanding Siebel to comply with the cease-and-desist order, as well as injunctions and civil penalties again all defendants.
We've posted several cease-and-desist orders on the property, and we will continue to do so.
Joseph says he doesn't expect a fraud case to develop that will require a cease-and-desist order for perhaps six months -- the law went into effect July 1.
Independent agencies that performed detailed smokestack testing at the Polymer Resources plant testified at the trial that their evaluations of the stack emissions did not detect six of the eight compounds identified in the original cease-and-desist order.
As such, and because Arete had "no other basis" to register with the SEC, "it was prohibited from registering with the Commission as an investment advisor," according to the cease-and-desist order.
Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ: CACB), the holding company for Bank of the Cascades, has announced that the bank's regulators have terminated a cease-and-desist order against it.
The day before the hearing, Vermont regulator said he remains open to any kind of settlement or compromise regarding a proposed cease-and-desist order.
Abshure's second cease-and-desist order was against companies called Global Partners Capital and Asia Pacific Energy Inc.
COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE Seventh Circuit has approved a corporate-wide cease-and-desist order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Beverly California Corp.