action at law

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(10) As will be shown later, this opinion goes against the notion that a pure bill of discovery is unavailable against third parties to the underlying action at law.
[ss] 1983 provides in pertinent part: "Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State...subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress."
Section 1983 is a federal statute that has been traditionally used in civil rights suits and authorizes a person who has been deprived of a federal fight under the color of state law "to seek relief through an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceedings for redress."
The section 104(a)(2) exclusion, it said, is limited to damages recoverable in an action at law (legal damages) and does not cover equitable relief.
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