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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All this action toward deployment hit a roadblock in September, however, when the Federal Communications Commission approved the Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, developed to address what it describes as "regulatory obstacles that have threatened the widespread deployment of these new services and, in turn, U.S.
Attorney John Maisch, who represents distributors, issued a petition for a declaratory ruling to the commission, asking for a rule on how his clients can sell the liquor and wine that's not designated to them.
Hunter said that Boyce was not asking the court to make a declaratory ruling about whether Cooper, who was not a party to the lawsuit, had committed misconduct, and the court was not addressing whether any had occurred.
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Pai's plan would take aim at a "functional test" created during a 2014 Declaratory Ruling under former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that requires telecom companies who want to abandon copper networks ensure that Americans are provided with networks that are at least as good as the networks being replaced.
Bralow, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Navigating The Omnibus Declaratory Ruling on FCC's Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 2016." This event is scheduled for May 18, 2016 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm (ET).
This conversation was sparked in July by a VoApps filing that requests a declaratory ruling to say its voicemail system does not violate TCPA.
The cities of Arlington and San Antonio, Texas sought review of the Declaratory Ruling in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
A recent declaratory ruling by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has left many S corporation owners considering whether they should convert to a limited liability company in order to save money on their New Hampshire taxes.