consent decree


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consent decree

n.
A judicially approved agreement between parties to a suit, especially an agreement by a defendant to cease activities alleged by the government to be illegal in return for an end to the charges.

consent′ decree`


n.
a judicial decree that endorses a settlement reached by two contending parties.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consent decree - an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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In fulfilling his promise to end the practice of regulation through litigation that has harmed the American public, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive today designed to end sue and settle practices within the Agency, providing an unprecedented level of public participation and transparency in EPA consent decrees and settlement agreements.
A consent decree providing for a buyer up front will specify the divestiture buyer, who will have been approved by the reviewing agency before the decree is signed, and will require that the divestiture be completed within a very short time, often as little as ten days after closing the main transaction.
Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to reform the process of modifying and terminating consent decrees entered against states and local governments, as long called for by NLC.
The timing is considered crucial as the city tries to persuade Feess to lift the consent decree, imposed in the wake of the Rampart Division scandal.
These are supported by 20 outlined areas that can impact departmental budgets if law enforcement agencies are affected by an imposed consent decree.
One of the provisions of the consent decree was an agreement not to sell adult-size ATVs for children.
who has long argued that the 1981 consent decree needed modification.
If the terms of settlement are completed and approved by the parties, the Consent Decree will be lodged with the Court, followed by a public comment period anticipated to last 30 days, after which time the United States will evaluate and respond to any public comments received and then presumably seek Court approval and entry of the Consent Decree.
The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.
Rather than fight litigants who claimed the LAUSD was shirking federal special-education laws -- or, better yet, get into compliance with those laws -- the district settled for the easy way out, the consent decree.
In its petition for certiorari, the city of Santa Clarita had alleged the Consent Decree intruded on the rights of the city.
A federal judge denied claims by the Bus Riders Union that the MTA has failed to comply with the requirements of the consent decree and lifted the oppressive yoke that has tied the agency's hands for years.