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Equity law applies to legal actions or disputes in which one person is seeking something other than money from another or in which a person is seeking equitable relief by asking a court to order someone to do, or to refrain from doing, something. If you are involved in a case involving equities, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney in your area who has a good understanding of the laws regarding this type of legal action.
One main difference between law and equity is the set of solutions offered. Where civil court can award money, equity law generally directs someone to do (or not to do) something. Because of this, certain legal devices have their origin in equity law including:
Since equity law can often apply to cases in which customary statues do not apply, it is very important to search for an experienced attorney in your area who has a good understanding of the procedures for equities cases.