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
A decree of a court giving effect to an agreement between the litigating parties.
A consent decree is a final, binding judicial decree or judgment memorializing a voluntary agreement between parties to a suit in return for withdrawal of a criminal charge or an end to a civil litigation. In a typical consent decree, the defendant has already ceased or agrees to cease the conduct alleged by the plaintiff to be illegal and consents to a court injunction barring the conduct in the future. A consent judgment can also memorialize payment of damages. Sometimes the defendant expressly does not admit to fault, illegality or damages. Consent decrees are used most commonly in criminal law and family law. They are frequently used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They are sometimes used in antitrust law. A consent decree can be either interlocutory or final. The former is given on some plea or issue arising in the cause which does not decide the main question; the latter settles the matter in dispute, and a final decree has the same effect as a judgment at law. Once entered, a consent decree is binding on the consenting parties and cannot be reviewed except on a showing that the consent was obtained by fraud or that the decree was based on mutual error or a failure of consent.
The numerical value of consent decree in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of consent decree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of consent decree in a Sentence
I don't think there's any doubt that Facebook violated the consent decree. I think the question is, you know, how many violations there are, i think there may be fresh violations.
Reaching this agreement is in our company's and our stakeholders' best interests, and we will be complying fully with the terms of the consent decree.
It looked like a bad deal then, and it looks like a bad deal today, despite the parties' promises and this proposed consent decree.
We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the government. In relation to the consent decree, Teva believes it is the right path for our company, for the industry and for the patients we serve.
We are pleased to have reached agreement on this consent decree that allows us to fully implement the required procedures and investments to further improve our environmental performance.
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