Alternative Relief

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Definition: Alternative Relief


Quick Summary of Alternative Relief


Remedies sought in a lawsuit in various forms or in the alternative, such as a demand for specific performance of a contract or monetary damages to compensate for the failure to perform the obligation, or both.




Full Definition of Alternative Relief


Modern rules governing pleading in courts now specifically permit a party to demand relief in the alternative. This eliminates the harsh consequences of the rule of common-law pleading that required a party to make one demand for one type of relief and to lose the case if a different remedy were more appropriate. Today, a party can ask for alternative forms of relief and recover what is later proved to be most appropriate at trial.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Alternative Relief are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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