Tutored Law School Elective
The law of remedies is concerned with the principles and rules governing the form and type of relief awarded by courts to protect and vindicate rights recognized by the substantial flaw. Judicial remedies may be classified into the following categories according to function: Damages; basically, there are compensatory damages which is the remedy to award money to compensate for a loss and there are punitive damages which is money which may be awarded in addition to the compensatory damages to punish. Then there is the remedy of restitution which restores to the plaintiff any benefit the wrongdoer may have gained from his or her misconduct. The objective of the remedy is to compel the wrongdoer to disgorge any unjust gain. The last category is generally called equitable remedies which do not involve money. There are two basic types, injunctive relief (where the court forces someone to do something or prevents them from doing something), and declaratory relief where the court conclusively determines the rights of the parties. The course will be structured between remedies under torts and remedies under contracts. Generally, in recent years the Bar exams have not had a specific question just for Remedies, but include the remedy issues within other questions in torts or contracts.
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