DECLARATORY-JUDGMENT ACT

DECLARATORY-JUDGMENT ACT

declaratory-judgment act. A federal or state law permitting parties to bring an action to determine their legal rights and positions regarding a controversy not yet ripe for adjudication, as when an insurance company seeks a determination of coverage before deciding whether to cover a claim. 28 USCA ¡ì¡ì 2201, 2202. See declaratory judgment under JUDGMENT. [Cases: Declaratory Judgment 21. C.J.S. Declaratory Judgments ¡ì¡ì 5, 7.]
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