declaratory relief

Definition of "declaratory relief"
  1. A decision by a judge, known as a declaratory judgment, that settles the rights of parties under a contract or law, usually requested during a contract dispute lawsuit. The goal is that resolving the legal rights early can solve some or all remaining issues in the case
How to use "declaratory relief" in a sentence
  1. In a tenant and landlord dispute, the tenant sought declaratory relief to understand their rights under the lease.
  2. The company sought declaratory relief from the court to determine its obligations under the new regulations.
  3. In a dispute over a will, the heirs asked for declaratory relief to clarify their inheritance rights under the law.

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