Civil remedy

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(Law) that given to a person injured, by action, as opposed to a criminal prosecution.
See under Civil.

See also: Civil, Remedy

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The family filed complaints with local law enforcement and federal postal officials but resorted to pursuing a civil remedy, he said.
Because the court ordinarily defers to such intent, only the clearest proof will suffice to override it and transform what has been denominated a civil remedy into a criminal penalty.
The possibility of civil remedy was indeed accepted in a case involving a hate demonstration in front of a Korean school.
The House's vote on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 created the first federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation," he said.
Under these orders they may seek a civil remedy called a Personal Violence Restraining Order.
Police said it's unlikely that the victims will recover any of their losses even if the case goes through civil remedy.
In contrast, Florida's Computer Crimes Act has specific statutory language covering unauthorized access to computer data and systems, misuse of data, hacking, password theft, and password hack-ins, but provides a civil remedy only after a conviction.
Companies who own trade secrets need access to a federal civil remedy and the same legal options that are currently available to the owners of other forms of intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks and copyrights.
The FCA is the government's primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government contracts.
Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 143, An Act to Provide for a Civil Remedy for a Bad Faith Assertion of Patent Infringement, into law in March.
127 of Criminal Code ("disobeying order of court"), essentially transforming a provincial civil remedy into a federal criminal offence backed by criminal penalties.
Before the Supreme Court of Canada last week, lawyers for Hashemi as well as several human rights groups argued that under the UN convention on torture, Canada must ensure there is a civil remedy for victims of torture so they can be compensated.