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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Tesla is under scrutiny by the NHTSA, with the agency sending CEO Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding safety claims of the Model 3 and subpoenaing the company for information on several crashes, including a March 1 crash involving a Model 3 operating on Autopilot, Bloomberg's Dana Hull and Ryan Beene report.
The first reaction of many businesses upon receiving a cease-and-desist letter is to seek the opinion of their in-house engineers or scientists.
Just last week, Pharrell sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter for playing his song 'Happy' at an event just hours after the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead.
The cease-and-desist letter (https://twitter.com/eriqgardner/status/1057057845013823488) continued , "Pharrell Williams is the owner of the copyright in 'Happy,' with the exclusive right to exploit same.
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.
He issued the cease-and-desist letter to Santarosa Holdings last Thursday, saying the company was in violation of numerous site plan conditions that made it difficult to extinguish the fire.
But they offered up to PS15million in compensation until Pozzo issued a legal cease-and-desist letter - and Everton appointed Sam Allardyce.
Founded in 2012, hiQ claimed it was surprised by the May 23 cease-and-desist letter it received from LinkedIn.
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.
According to the New York Post, though, the nice guys' lawyers didn't take this too kindly, promptly sending a cease-and-desist letter to Pflaster, calling him out for the very naughty act of trademark infringement.
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.