alternative writ of mandate


alternative writ of mandate
A court order that requires a governmental agency, court, or officials to obey to take a certain action, or show cause at a hearing why it should not have to obey. Compare: peremptory writ of mandate (or mandamus)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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