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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This statute gave a civil remedy to any alien injured by an American, regardless of whether the foreign power was in amity, league, or truce with the United States, or whether the alien enjoyed a general implied safe conduct.
We urge the Government to go further and to extend civil remedy powers to allow private enforcement bodies, like Which?
The criminal act may provide the injured party with a civil remedy, separately actionable.
section] 1030 (CFAA), criminalizes certain computer-related behavior and, if the damage exceeds $5,000 over a single year, provides a civil remedy for its victims.
Federal common law does not import abstract norms and then allow the courts to create new causes of action; rather, it imports only those norms that already carry "a potential for personal liability," (6) meaning that norms that are already understood to obligate each nation to provide a civil remedy.
The reason a civil remedy was brought into existence in the 1970s was to address this very problem.
Since 1937 the Court has rejected just two federal laws on Commerce Clause grounds: a ban on gun possession in or near schools, overturned in 1995, and a civil remedy for victims of gender-motivated violence, overturned in 2000.
ISSUE: if in the course of your nursing practice you sign an arbitration with your employer agreeing that any claims against your employer are subject to arbitration, you may be agreeing that if a co-worker sexually assaults you, your sole civil remedy is to submit your claim against your employer and, believe it or not, against your assailant, to binding arbitration.
The law is designed to provide a civil remedy for those being stalked.
However, "there certainly are some extreme cases where a civil remedy may be the only option.
2002], section 3 of the Alberta Code states that nothing in the Code affects any civil remedy of an employer or employee--wording very similar to that considered by Justice Wedge of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Macaraeg.
You can go to court for a civil remedy as well as criminal and you could seek an injunction and you can seek damages