cease and desist

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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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The DENR said orders to cease-and-desist would be issued to erring companies that will require them to seek new environmental permits.
Caritas Health Shield had also informed the IC of its move to resolve the previous complaints against unscrupulous agents, hence the company was 'saddened and surprised' by the regulator's cease-and-desist order.
Patent infringement litigation is often preceded by the accused party receiving a "cease-and-desist" letter.
The ITC has also issued exclusion and cease-and-desist orders for Motorola Solutions' U.S.
It's unclear if Rihanna planned to send Trump a cease-and-desist letter or what action she hoped to take against the president.
"On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged 'nationalist,' you played his song 'Happy' to a crowd at a political event in Indiana," Williams' attorney Howard King wrote to Trump in a cease-and-desist letter. "There was nothing 'happy' about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose."
Tyler's attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president Wednesday, a day after the song "Livin' on the Edge" was heard at a Trump rally in West Virginia.
Tyler sent the Trump campaign two cease-and-desist letters in 2015 for its use of the band's music.
According to the SEC's cease-and-desist order against Robert Wilson and his firm Black Diamond Asset Management, Wilson initially registered by claiming that Black Diamond had more than $583 million in assets under management and at least 26 discretionary accounts, but a year later changed the firm's Form ADV to claim eligibility as a midsize advisor with $25 million to $100 million in AUM domiciled in New York and/or Wyoming.
In a release, the NCUA said it initiated cease-and-desist order proceedings on Nov.
On Tuesday, a lawyer for the railroad asked Judge David Ricciardone in Worcester Superior Court to dissolve a 2013 preliminary injunction upholding Grafton's cease-and-desist order against the railroad's plan.
Depending on the number of potential infringers, a company's budget, and other similar considerations, a company may decide to send a cease-and-desist letter to potential infringers prior to filing suit, informing the infringer that it may be engaging in infringing activity.