- Legal recourse
A legal recourse is an action that can be taken by an individual or a corporation to attempt to remedy a legal difficulty.
lawsuitif the issue is a matter of civil law
* Many contracts require
mediationor arbitrationbefore a dispute can go to court
* Referral to
policeor prosecutorfor investigation and possible criminal chargesif the matter is a criminal violation
* Petition to a
legislatureor other law-making body for a change in the law if a law is thought to be unjust.
* Petition to a
presidentor governoror monarchother chief executiveor other official with power to pardon.
Damnum absque injuria, "loss without injury"
Arm's length principle
Arranged marriages may leave the woman without "legal recourse".
Bookiesand confidence tricksters rely on the being involved in illegal activity to block "legal recourse".
* Victims of
bullyingmay have "legal recourse" in the United States.
Class Action Fairness Act of 2005purportedly leaves consumer groups without "legal recourse".
Diploma mills and essay mills employ various legal techniques to leave their customers without "legal recourse".
* In termination of
employment, an employee may have "legal recourse" to challenge such a termination in at-willpresumption of employment in the United States.
* Victims of
joke thefthave little "legal recourse", but have occasionally exacted their own vengeance.
Rumsfeld v. Padilla
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