equitable relief

equitable relief
equitable relief n: relief (as an injunction) available under a court's equitable powers

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

equitable relief
When a court awards a nonmonetary judgment, such as an order to do something (mandamus or specific performance) or refrain from doing something (injunction), when monetary damages are not sufficient to repair the injury.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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