Legal Remedies

Legal remedies are the actions that a court is authorized to take in response to a given breach of law. A legal remedy is typically sought by one person against another, and often consists of a judgment for money damages. A remedy can also be classified as an equitable remedy, which means that the court has discretion to grant the remedy and does so based on principles of fairness. Examples of equitable remedies include injunctions to stop a person from carrying out an action or specific performance orders that compel a person to adhere to a contract. To learn more about the types of remedies and how they are treated under the law, refer to the links to articles and frequently asked questions on this page.