The status of being qualified to assert or enforce legal rights or duties in a judicial forum because one has a sufficient and protectable interest in the outcome of a justiciable controversy and usually has suffered or is threatened with actual injury. Also, a principle requiring that a party have standing in order to justify the exercise of the court's remedial powers.
Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides that federal jurisdiction is limited to "cases" and "controversies." This language has been interpreted to limit access to courts to people who have "standing" â€“ a sufficient stake in the challenged action to make it a case or controversy. In order to have standing, the plaintiff must show that the challenged conduct has caused him or her injury in fact, that the injury is traceable to the challenged action, that the injury can be redressed by judicial action, and that the injury is within the "zone of interests" meant to be protected by the statute alleged to have been violated. In the environmental context, recent case law has steadily narrowed the range of "interests" that allow plaintiffs to bring lawsuits, thus barring plaintiffs from bringing many types of environmental harms to the courtroom.
The ability of a person to assert an interest in seized or forfeited property. A legal concept that a person has an ownership or possessory interest in property so as to exercise dominion and control over it. A person with standing may contest a forfeiture action.
Standing is a party's right to make a legal claim. In order to have standing to sue, a plaintiff must show that he has suffered actual injury as a result of the defendant's conduct, and that there is a constitutional or statutory regulation addressing the defendant's behavior.
Standing is a requirement that the plaintiffs have been injured or been threatened with injury by governmental action complained of, and focuses on the question of whether the litigant is the proper party to fight the lawsuit.
The legal right to bring a claim before a court. A plaintiff must have standing to sue someone, which requires showing that the defendantâ€(tm)s conduct actually caused injury and the court can provide some sort of relief for the injury.
In the common law, and under many statutes, standing or locus standi is the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged. In the United States, for example, a person cannot bring a suit challenging the constitutionality of a law unless the plaintiff can demonstrate that the plaintiff is (or will be) harmed by the law. Otherwise, the court will rule that the plaintiff "lacks standing" to bring the suit, and will dismiss the case without considering the merits of the claim of unconstitutionality.
A condition where a vehicle is stopped but attended by the operator. Standing vehicles are usually found where the vehicle operator is waiting to load/unload passengers or cargo in an area not approved for parking.