Remedies, Equitable Versus Legal

Remedies represent the manner in which parties may determine their legal rights and/or assert enforcement of those rights to recover for harm, loss, injury, or deterioration. In most cases, remedies also evaluate the appropriate relief for parties that exercise their legal rights. Insofar as remedies are intended to correct or compensate for wrongdoing from one party to another, multiple forms of remedies are available.

A significant distinction among types of remedies available to parties resides between remedies at law and remedies in equity. Historically, the distinction between remedies at law and in equity arose because monetary damages were at times inappropriate methods to judicial relief of a matter. Consequently, special courts were created to address matters that could not have been resolved through monetary awards. Today, ...

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