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USC Gould School of Law

Remedies     LAW-625

The course will examine a wide variety of modern American litigation remedies, including compensatory and punitive damages, preliminary and permanent injunctions, restitution and unjust enrichment, rescission, declaratory judgments, attorneys’ fees, and pre-judgment interest. The course will also cover useful and important remedies such as quiet title, reformation, equitable and express subrogation, contribution, indemnity, as well as replevin (or in modern California language, claim and delivery), writs of attachment and other pre-judgment remedies. In addition, the course will also review post judgment procedures for enforcing money and non-money judgments, initiating and prosecuting contempt proceedings, appointing receivers and imposing constructive trusts. The course will conclude with equitable and other remedies available to defendants, such as unclean hands, unconscionability, waiver, estoppel, laches, statutes of limitations, and California’s anti-SLAPP law. We will also briefly deal with how arbitration is an overlay to the remedies landscape, often narrowing or sometimes vastly expanding available remedies.

Units 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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