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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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office sent a cease-and-desist letter Friday to a former official who has claimed his bosses nixed a lawsuit six years ago against Trump University, the beleaguered school tied to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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.
New York, October 8 ( ANI ): The famous New York City Naked Cowgirl has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Naked cowboy, to stop him from using cowgirl "imposters" in his act.
The state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors issued a cease-and-desist letter before the abbey could sell a single casket.
gives answers to most of the questions that arise on the warned parties' side when received a cease-and-desist letter as:
His LucasFilm production company sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jedi Mind in May 2009.
The cease-and-desist letter requested that they return the memo to Dakota and asked them to provide information on how they obtained the memo, including the names and addresses of anyone involved in acquiring the internal document.
The legal significance of the cease-and-desist letter is exactly such notice.
One way to do this is through the cease-and-desist letter or e-mail message, or nastygram.
In April, just over a month after the site's launch, Youngman received a cease-and-desist letter from lawyers for The Desert Sun, a local newspaper since 1927 that is now one of hundreds of papers across the country owned by Gannett.