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cease and desist

An order from a government authority requiring one to stop engaging in some activity, such as construction without a proper permit. If issued from a court, it would be called an injunction.

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28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no worse feeling than opening an envelope in your business' PO box to find a cease and desist letter staring you in the face.
The rapper in consultation with his attorneys at Kushner Carlson has issued a cease and desist letter with a deadline of 14 days for Rockstar to respond and comply with his demands or face the consequences.
The band has fired off a cease and desist letter to Romney, to stop using their song.
We've had a terrific campaign or a new product just rolled out, only to receive a cease and desist letter from a credit union in another state.
The company removed Kents Hill merchandise from its site after an attorney for the school sent a cease and desist letter.
But regardless of who the victim is--the company itself or an individual--the early steps to combating the problem are to get legal counsel and file a cease and desist letter immediately," say Holifield.
6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to San Diego Comic-Con International's cease and desist letter, Salt Lake Comic Con ( http://saltlakecomiccon.
London, July 31 (ANI): Magic legend David Copperfield sent out a cease and desist letter to JK Rowling claiming her Harry Potter stories are a rip-off of his life story in a spoof video.
Petty also issued a cease and desist letter to then-Governor George W.
3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, a cease and desist letter was sent to Madonna, her management, NBC Sports and the NFL from Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis' attorney.
Our counter Cease and Desist letter listed a series of demands, including lower prices, an end of tipping and speedier service.
So much so that they issued a Cease and Desist letter demanding that we stop airing it.