judgment on the merits

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Noun1.judgment on the merits - judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
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 connection with the litigation, BPI sought a preliminary injunction against Colt, and related parties, from taking action to terminate BPI's April 3, 2001, Oil, Gas and Methane Lease ("Lease") or to terminate any of BPI's rights under the Lease; or, taking any other action that interferes with BPI's exclusive right to mine CBM under the Lease, pending a final judgment on the merits of BPI's complaint.