Affirmative Relief

Affirmative Relief

In a lawsuit, relief or some other compensation the defendant demands over the incident. That is, when the defendant claims both that he/she is not responsible for any damage and that the plaintiff is responsible for damage to him/her because of the same series of events, the defendant asks for affirmative relief.
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The EEOC is seeking injunctive relief prohibiting Sleneem from discriminating against other employees who need religious accommodations in the future as well as lost wages, compensatory and punitive damages and other affirmative relief for Corley.
Prosecution will claim that Dalia is a 'fugitive' who cannot seek affirmative relief from the courts.
Under Section 4 Rule 5 of the ERC rule, a person may petition the commission for affirmative relief under any statute or other authority delegated to the commission, according to San Vicente.
As part of the settlement, the defendant asked for a release of claims from the plaintiff and, in return, agreed to pay $30 million into a gross settlement fund-allegedly the second highest paid retirement plan settlement-and to institute affirmative relief as detailed in the settlement agreement.
Additionally, the responding litigant should be careful not to seek any affirmative relief that could operate to waive his or her objection to personal jurisdiction.
540(b) could reverse a voluntary dismissal if the plaintiff had received no affirmative relief.
The court did not address the E/C's illsuited attempt to reverse the JCC's factual findings regarding the claimant's dependency, because the request for the affirmative relief of reversal by the E/C through its Answer Brief was determined by the court to be improper.
28) Murray stated that the "well-recognized rule is that a counterclaim seeking affirmative relief for personal injuries must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations without the benefit of relating back to the original complaint.
explores the circumstances in which affirmative relief may be granted to a non-appellant who actually deserves affirmative relief on the merits.
sought to assert a defense, not a claim for affirmative relief.
As a result, we are evaluating mechanisms for affirmative relief against the homeowner for such damages.
For Siegan, courts have only the power to prohibit unlawful conduct, not to order affirmative relief.