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 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.