What is a “cause of action” and why does it matter?

A “cause of action” is a set of facts that allows you to ask a court for an order that will help solve the problem. This is called a “remedy.”

You can only go to court if you have a “cause of action” that is recognized in law. To understand what causes of action you might have, you will need to understand the law that applies to your situation.

Determining your cause of action is important because it can affect:

  • going to court
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