Standing Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Standing, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Standing?

(n) Standing is the right to do any activity especially the right to file a lawsuit or petition in court. Example: person is said to have no standing when he is instrumental in breach of contract. Standing to in special courts require special instances like parties resides in different states etc. Trade associations have standing to file petition on behalf of its members affected by a decision.