This exercise helps you to learn how to characterize a remedy as legal or equitable. This is a significant characterization, as many important substantive and procedural rights can turn on this characterization. This lesson is probably best studied in conjunction with a course in Equity or Remedies, though one can use the lesson for independent self study of the topic. You may want to study the CALI lessons History of Equity and Equitable Remedies - An Overview first. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to identify the characteristics of equity.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of equity.
2. Discuss some reasons why it matters whether an action is characterized as legal or equitable.
3. Analyze how the characterization of a particular remedy as legal or equitable can affect litigation.