What is the difference between law and equity?
Generally, law refers to rules enacted by legislatures, handed down by courts, or derived from local customs that guide our conduct and way of life. Equity was another body of law that developed in England to compensate remedies according to doctrines and principles of fairness not found in the statutes or the common law.

In Georgia, law and equity have merged, but one can file an action in equity or at law depending on the circumstances. Contract actions, debtor-creditor actions, and some domestic relations cases may require equitable relief. Injunctive relief is also equitable. For advice as to whether an action is legal or equitable, please consult an attorney.

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1. What does a law librarian do?
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4. What is the difference between law and equity?
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