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The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Legal Remedies in Your Case

In this section of our website, The Sanders Firm, P.C. will focus on remedies and consider what legal remedies a court may offer in cases involving civil rights and other such issues. When a court offers a remedy it is imposing a penalty, enforcing a right or making a court order that imposes its will in a specific case. Depending on the nature of the case, the seriousness of the charges, and the findings in the case, remedies vary. A legal remedy is binding unless through appeal it is overturned.


This section considers decisions a court may make, the remedies at hand, and the manner in which they may affect a client. It also looks at situations where a remedy is required to ensure fairness and justice in decisions or in coming to a decision.

The primary areas The Sanders Firm, P.C. will consider are:

  • Compensatory Damages
  • Punitive Damages
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Ex Post Fact

Each of these will be dealt with specifically, offering our readers insights regarding as to how each functions in the light of remedy and in which manner they may apply.

Importance of Remedies

Remedies vary and in their effect are designed to ameliorate damage done to the plaintiffs, to punish offenders, and to ensure that the laws of our nation are upheld. Remedies are essential to our legal system and the proper application of remedies by a court is what provides plaintiff’s with justice. Remedies may include monetary compensation to the aggrieved, punitive damages levied against those who are found liable, and relief that is focused on eliminating the cause of the lawsuit.

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution does ensure that punishment will be fair to those found guilty of a crime. As stated in the amendment “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Similarly, in civil rights, if you are seeking a remedy for your complaint, the court is charged with making sure it is fair in its judgment and that those found to be responsible are treated fairly.

Understanding Your Rights

At The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City, we believe it is important for citizens to understand their civil rights and to possess solid knowledge regarding how legal remedies may affect them. Remedies are not meant to be retaliatory. They are the method by which one gets justice when the court finds in their favor.

If you have questions regarding your civil rights, including cases that involve any type of discrimination, and if you would like to understand more about legal remedies in general or as it specifically relates to your case, please contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. We will discuss the specific circumstances regarding your case, possible actions, and potential remedies. The Sanders Firm, P.C., which is the premiere civil rights law practice in New York City, is you voice for justice in the legal system.

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