Legal recourse


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.

* A lawsuit if the issue is a matter of civil law
* Many contracts require mediation or arbitration before a dispute can go to court
* Referral to police or prosecutor for investigation and possible criminal charges if the matter is a criminal violation
* Petition to a legislature or other law-making body for a change in the law if a law is thought to be unjust.
* Petition to a president or governor or monarch other chief executive or other official with power to pardon.

ee also

Legal principles

* Habeas corpus
* Damnum absque injuria, "loss without injury"
* Arm's length principle

Examples

* Arranged marriages may leave the woman without "legal recourse".
* Bookies and confidence tricksters rely on the being involved in illegal activity to block "legal recourse".
* Victims of bullying may have "legal recourse" in the United States.
* The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 purportedly 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-will presumption of employment in the United States.
* Victims of joke theft have little "legal recourse", but have occasionally exacted their own vengeance.
* Lynchings
* Military tribunal
* Rumsfeld v. Padilla


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