Main-Relief Rule Law and Legal Definition

Main relief rule refers to a principle that the venue for a lawsuit may be founded on the primary relief sought by the plaintiff, even if other claims, which alone would not support venue, are included in the suit.

The main relief rule applies if the plaintiff seeks both local and transitory types of relief relating to a single cause of action. [Padron V. Superior Court Of Placer County, 2006 Cal. App. Unpub. Lexis 10560 (Cal. App. 3d Dist. Nov. 21, 2006)]