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Redressability

Definition - What does Redressability mean?

Redressability is one of three legal standards that must be met in order to sue someone in a U.S. court. Specifically, the person who wants to bring the suit (the plaintiff) must show that a ruling in their favor will provide suitable relief for any injuries incurred. Failure to meet this criteria results in dismissal of the case.

Justipedia explains Redressability

Redressability is important because it helps reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits filed in American courts.

For instance, a plaintiff in a personal injury case must be able to demonstrate that they would benefit from a favorable ruling. To do so, they must provide evidence to support the claim. The type of proof depends on the damages claimed. Some common examples include medical bills, medical records and pay stubs (in cases where the plaintiff seeks reparation for lost wages).

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