Definition - What does Remedy mean?

A remedy is enacted to set something right. In civil cases, part of the lawsuit is for remedies. Part of any court case would be that the person is made whole.

Normally, a cash value is determined for remedy, which is used to fix the damages. A further amount can be awarded as determined by the court for punitive damages.

Justipedia explains Remedy

The court ruling is considered the remedy. Only a court can approve a remedy in a criminal case. In civil cases, the remedy can be agreed on between plaintiff and defendant, and then approved by the judge.

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