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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Further, it failed to timely notify the FCC about the violations — a requirement of Cumulus' 2016 consent decree struck with the Commission's Enforcement Bureau.
Critique: An erudite defense of Penn State coach Joe Paterno and the NCAA controversy that devastated his professional career, "Nailed To The Crossbar: From the NCAA-Penn State Consent Decree to the Joe Paterno Family Lawsuit" offers an impressively detailed and documented account.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has been trying to extend the five-year consent decree, which expires in June and essentially requires UPMC to accept people with Highmark insurance.
Warren had the fourth oldest Justice Department investigation in the country until the Trump administration lifted the consent decree in April 2017.
David Vladeck, who served as the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC in 2011, criticised the company last week because it "did not take that first consent decree seriously".
The parties will ask the court to approve and enforce a consent decree mandating reform of policies and procedures in the department.
But he spoke of a New York Times editorial supporting the consent decree that ran after the verdict.
"They really wanted us to prove to them the reason why we should receive this consideration and amend the consent decree," Geffken said.
However, not everyone agreed with the City's decision to sign the consent decree.
* Publishing a list of consent decrees and settlement agreements that govern agency actions within 30 days, along with any attorney fees paid, and update it within 15 days of any new consent decree or settlement agreement.
The Consent Decree required Brace to restore 32.5 acres of one farm tract designated as wetlands to its prior 1984 condition.