out-of-court settlement


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out-of-court settlement

a suit for damages listed for a court hearing which is settled out of court by mutual agreement between the parties.
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No-one is against out-of-court settlements, especially when those responsible did so unintentionally.
Out-of-court settlements are being offered to people affected by last year's unrest in Bahrain.
Mr Parkin was believed to have been paid pounds 2m in an out-of-court settlement and the estate of Mr Friis is said to have received pounds 1.
Communications companies Bell Canada and Bell Mobility (TSX:BCE) have announced they reached an out-of-court settlement in a class-action lawsuit over late fees paid by clients between 2003 and 2009.
The out-of-court settlement will buy him a specially adapted home and pay for round-the-clock care workers to help him live life to the full.
have jointly announced an out-of-court settlement allowing both sides to use each other's product designs and technologies in connection with the lawsuits.
UNFORTUNATELY Mark Mercer (Mailbag Friday) was wrong when he wrote that in 2007 Mr Shahid Malik sued a newspaper for libel and obtained an out-of-court settlement.
3million out-of-court settlement from a US clothing company for using his image on adverts without consent.
Now, almost a year since the debacle, he has been offered an out-of-court settlement by the DIY giant after it admitted a mistake had been made.
There had been suggestions that Hammers officials were ready to broker an out-of-court settlement with the Blades.
LAWYERS representing Chris Kinane last night appeared close to finalising an out-of-court settlement for the former assistant trainer to Ian Williams, who was kicked on the head by Saameq in the paddock at Wolverhampton in April 2005.
RAFA Benitez has reached an out-of-court settlement with a Sunday newspaper after an article about him earlier this year.