adequate remedy at law


adequate remedy at law
n.
A remedy that provides complete and appropriate relief.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adequate remedy at law
n. A legal remedy, usually an award of money, that provides sufficient compensation to the plaintiff, thereby making equitable relief, such as specific performance, unavailable.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


adequate remedy at law
Sufficient compensation by way of monetary damages.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adequate remedy at law
Sufficient compensation by way of monetary damages.

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  • adequate remedy at law — For purposes of rule that a litigant who fails to avail himself of a remedy provided by law and who is subsequently barred from pursuing that remedy because of his own lack of diligence cannot rely on the absence of a remedy at law as a basis for …   Black's law dictionary

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  • adequate remedy at law — A remedy at law which defeats by its existence the jurisdiction of equity, being a remedy which is plain, clear and certain, prompt or speedy, sufficient, full, or complete, practical, and efficient to the attainment of the ends of justice. 27 Am …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adequate remedy — A remedy that a court deems adequate under the circumstances. The remedy may be ordered by the court or arrived at by the parties to the lawsuit.For example, a court might consider it adequate for one party to compensate the other with money… …   Law dictionary

  • Adequate remedy — An adequate remedy is a legal remedy (either court ordered or negotiated between the litigants) which the court deems satisfactory.This consideration expresses to the court whether money should be awarded or a court order should be decreed.… …   Wikipedia

  • inadequate remedy at law — Within the meaning of the rule that equity will not entertain a suit if there is an adequate remedy at law, this does not mean that there must be a failure to collect money or damages at law, but the remedy is considered inadequate if it is, in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inadequate remedy at law — Within the meaning of the rule that equity will not entertain a suit if there is an adequate remedy at law, this does not mean that there must be a failure to collect money or damages at law, but the remedy is considered inadequate if it is, in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • complete remedy at law — See adequate remedy at law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • remedy — rem·e·dy 1 n pl dies: the means to enforce a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong: the relief (as damages, restitution, specific performance, or an injunction) that may be given or ordered by a court or other tribunal for a wrong if… …   Law dictionary

  • adequate — ad·e·quate adj: lawfully and reasonably sufficient adequate grounds for a lawsuit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adequate …   Law dictionary


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