Truth is claimed to be relevant to action and vice-versa. The question is whether this relation between truth and action also applies to legal action. The argument is developed from a pragmatist approach, the central thesis being that beliefs have truth conditions which are identical to the success conditions of those actions per-formed on the basis of those same beliefs. The final claim is that truth is not a suf-ficient condition for a legal action being successful. Instead, legal action has more complex success conditions.