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German term or phrase:Feststellungsantrag
English translation:declaratory judgment
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16:16 Jul 27, 2001
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German term or phrase: Feststellungsantrag
Can anybody tell me what this really means:
"Der Beklagte ist der Auffassung, dass für den Feststellungsantrag kein Fetstellungsinteresse besteht."
Feststellungsinteresse = interest in a declaratory judgment
Feststellungsantrag - petition for a declaratory judgment??
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 09:26
motion for a declaratory judgment
Explanation:
The term "motion" is the standard term used for such an "Antrag".

It means that you can only ask for a declaratory judgment (e.g.: that you have a valid contract with the other party) if you have a legitimate reason to have this "general" question decided by a court - a reason that justifies that you don't wait with your lawsuit until the actual dispute arises in the course of which the court will make a decision as to the validity of your contract or whatever is in dispute.

Creifelds, Rechtswoerterbuch, gives this definition: "Feststellungsklage ist im Zivilprozess ... eine Klage ..., mit der der Klaeger erstrebt, dass das Bestehen .. oder Nichtbestehen .. eines Rechts oder eines Rechtsverhaeltnisses festgestellt werde... Die Feststellungsklage bedarf als Prozessvoraussetzung eines besonderen Rechtsschutzbeduerfnisses, des Feststellungsinteresses (Paragraph 256 ZPO); sie ist daher i.d.R. unzulaessig, soweit Leistungs- oder Gestaltungsklage erhoben werden kann..."

There is an equivalent in US law. Black's Law dictionary defines "declaratory judgment" as follows:
"Statutory remedy for the determination of a justiciable controversy where the plaintiff is in doubt as to his legal rights. A binding adjudication of the rights and status of litigants even though no consequential relief is awarded... "

So, the English equivalent of the "rechtliche Interesse" is the existence of a "justiciable controversy". This is a term, US lawyers will understand. In order to stick closer to your German text, you may want to translate it as "legitimate interest in a declaratory judgment".

Good luck!
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Petition (or application) for a declaratory judgement


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petition (or application) for a declaratory judgement

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Amendment to Rule 211, US Tax Court Rules of Practice & ...
... Content of Petition: Every petition shall be entitled "Petition for Declaratory Judgment
(Retirement Plan)", "Petition for Declaratory Judgment (Gift Valuation ...
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US Tax Court Rules: Title XXI, Rules 210-218
... (3) A petition for declaratory Judgment is filed with the Court within the period
specified by Code Section 7476(b)(5) with respect to a retirement plan action ...
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Legal Content Inc. -- Tax Court Rules of Practice and ...
... Content of petition. Every petition shall be entitled "Petition for Declaratory Judgment
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Part 35 Tax Litigation Chap. 23 Declaratory Judgments Sec. 4 ...
... out of a ruling under IRC 103 will be entitled "Petition for Declaratory Judgment
(Governmental Obligation)." The petition should contain all of the items ...
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Part 35 Tax Litigation Chap. 8 Settlements and Other ...
... Exclusive jurisdiction in Employee Plan declaratory judgment cases will vest in
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Untitled
... bears the date of May 28, 1992. ICA filed an answer to the petition for declaratory
judgment in which it claimed that the limit of its liability arising from ...
www.state.wv.us/wvsca/docs\spring96\22879.htm - 42k - Cached - Similar pages


[PDF] www.tsc.state.tn.us/PDF/tca/001/wardj.pdf
... 4-5-223. If the Department refuses to grant the order, then appeal may be had by
filing a petition for declaratory judgment in the chancery court. Tenn. Code ...
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[PDF] www.tsc.state.tn.us/OPINIONS/TSC/CapCases/Workman/03292001/...
... of error coram nobis; and (3) appeals the denial of his petition for declaratory
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US CODE--TITLE 26--APPENDIX
... (3) A petition for declaratory judgment is filed with the Court within the period
specified by Code Section 7476(b)(5) with respect to a retirement plan action ...
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Pleading
... s "Motion for Summary Judgment on First Amended Class Action Petition for a Declaratory
Judgment" (Motion for Summary Judgment). This "Response to Defendant’s ...
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Searched English pages for "application for a declaratory judgment". Results 1 - 10 of about 95. Search took 0.74 seconds (First ten:)

Agar Sch. Dist. v. McGee, 1997 SD 31
... dispositive of the other issues in this appeal. We address the application of the
declaratory judgment statutes to the parties and to non- parties separately. ...
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No. 151 / 91-174
... to the extent of its lien. Hartford moved to dismiss Fisher's application for declaratory
judgment because it had not been served with original notice. But in ...
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EMIRE: DENMARK - A
... BREACH. APPEAL. APPEAL FOR A REHEARING. APPLICATION
FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT. APPLICATION FOR REVIEW. ...
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CARDINAL CHEMICAL COMPANY, et al
... This Court's Altvater Decision. This Court considered the application of the Declaratory
Judgment Act to patent litigation in Altvater v. Freeman, 319 US 359 ...
www.ipmall.fplc.edu/chisum/briefs/20_cardinal/20_cardinal_2... - 26k - Cached - Similar pages


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... on Pievsky's appeal of the district court's order denying his application for a
declaratory judgment and injunctive relief reinstating him to the position of ...
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[PDF] www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/Proceedings/1999/August/LocalGovern...
... dogs. In the course of preparatory work relating to an application for a declaratory
judgment, Council officers became aware that the Government was intending ...
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FindLaw for Legal Professionals
... With these principles governing the application of the Declaratory Judgment Act,
we turn to the nature of the controversy, the relation and interests of the ...
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Dickinson Public School v. Sanstead, 425 NW.2d 906 (ND 1988 ...
... In Allen v. City of Minot, 363 NW.2d 553, 554 n. 1 (ND.1985), we discussed the appropriate
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[PDF] www.ogilvyrenault.com/en/data/pu/159e_g.pdf
... In their language in addition to French in connection with any application for a
declaratory judgment contesting the OLF's of the nine items referred to in s. ...
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[PDF] www.2ndcoa.courts.state.tx.us/ops2001/200063CV.pdf
... paid under protest was denied or ignored. Appellant also filed an application for
a declaratory judgment asking for a ruling that no lien ever attached to the ...
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Please note: I am not a legal translator.

HTH anyway, Tom




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Tom Funke
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Native speaker of: English
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16 hrs
motion for a declaratory judgment


Explanation:
The term "motion" is the standard term used for such an "Antrag".

It means that you can only ask for a declaratory judgment (e.g.: that you have a valid contract with the other party) if you have a legitimate reason to have this "general" question decided by a court - a reason that justifies that you don't wait with your lawsuit until the actual dispute arises in the course of which the court will make a decision as to the validity of your contract or whatever is in dispute.

Creifelds, Rechtswoerterbuch, gives this definition: "Feststellungsklage ist im Zivilprozess ... eine Klage ..., mit der der Klaeger erstrebt, dass das Bestehen .. oder Nichtbestehen .. eines Rechts oder eines Rechtsverhaeltnisses festgestellt werde... Die Feststellungsklage bedarf als Prozessvoraussetzung eines besonderen Rechtsschutzbeduerfnisses, des Feststellungsinteresses (Paragraph 256 ZPO); sie ist daher i.d.R. unzulaessig, soweit Leistungs- oder Gestaltungsklage erhoben werden kann..."

There is an equivalent in US law. Black's Law dictionary defines "declaratory judgment" as follows:
"Statutory remedy for the determination of a justiciable controversy where the plaintiff is in doubt as to his legal rights. A binding adjudication of the rights and status of litigants even though no consequential relief is awarded... "

So, the English equivalent of the "rechtliche Interesse" is the existence of a "justiciable controversy". This is a term, US lawyers will understand. In order to stick closer to your German text, you may want to translate it as "legitimate interest in a declaratory judgment".

Good luck!


    Black's Law dictionary
    Creifelds, Rechtswoerterbuch
Beate Boudro
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Local time: 08:26
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