Declaratory Judgment


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Declaratory Judgment

A ruling by a court (or, less commonly, a regulator) that resolves a dispute but does not order an action. That is, a declaratory judgment states a fact. For example, a declaratory judgment may state who owns a patent or a piece of property.
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GPhA had filed a "friend of the court" brief in support of MedImmune, arguing that without declaratory judgments, the launch of affordable generic drugs would be unduly delayed, to the detriment of consumers.
Sherwin-Williams properly invoked diversity jurisdiction to litigate in a single forum issues that would arise in a number of suits it anticipated facing in different state courts, a reason consistent with the Declaratory Judgment Act," he said.
Another distinction between declaratory judgments and declaratory statements regards the "case or controversy" requirement applied to declaratory judgment actions.
In a best-case scenario, the association hopes to win a declaratory judgment that the rule is invalid and an injunction halting HHS's Secretary from imposing the rule.
Motorola Solutions brought the declaratory judgment action because we stand behind our products," said Mike Poldino, vice president and general manager of RFID, Motorola Solutions.
In dismissing the declaratory judgment actions, Judge Schenkier stated, "Planet Hollywood's desire to enter the casino business is, at the present time, just that and nothing more: a desire, without any demonstrated present ability to turn the desire into a reality.
the court found Georgia's declaratory judgment action to be an adequate predeprivation remedy.
UCC filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that it was tax-exempt.
The suit seeks a declaratory judgment that Molex's I-Trac(TM) connectors are not covered by FCI's shieldless connector patents, and further seeks an injunction against FCI's continued assertions that Molex I-Trac(TM) connectors infringe any of those patents.
A federal prisoner brought an action against prison employees, asserting a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and Bivens claims, seeking declaratory judgment and damages for the alleged mishandling of his property.
The District Court affirmed the ruling by the Walter Industries Bankruptcy Court in favor of the Company in the asbestos- related declaratory judgment action, thereby advancing the Company's efforts to resolve the potential veil piercing claims.