Terms Used In South Carolina Code 41-14-100
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
The board shall discipline certified inspectors in the manner authorized by Chapter 1, Title 40. The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation on behalf of the board shall investigate complaints and reports of violations of this chapter as provided for in Chapter 1, Title 40. In addition to other remedies provided for in this chapter, the board in accordance with Chapter 1, Title 40 may issue a cease and desist order or may petition the Administrative Law Court for equitable relief to enjoin a violation of this chapter.