Legal recourse

A legal recourse is an action that can be taken by an individual or a corporation to attempt to remedy a legal difficulty.

A lawsuit if the issue is a matter of civil law
Contracts that require mediation or arbitration before a dispute can go to court
Referral to police or prosecutor for investigation and possible criminal charges if the matter is a criminal violation
Petition to a legislature or other law-making body for a change in the law if a law is thought to be unjust.
Petition to a president or governor or monarch other chief executive or other official with power to pardon.

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