Case Agreed on

Case Agreed on

An action in which the parties submit a formal written enumeration of facts that they both accept as correct and complete so that a judge can render a decision based upon conclusions of law that can be drawn from the stated facts.

The parties must agree on all material facts upon which their rights are to be determined. They do not, however, agree upon the legal effects of those facts; therefore, the action presents a Justiciable controversy, which makes it a matter for judicial determination. The need for a jury trial is obviated because there are no questions of fact presented for resolution.

A case agreed on is also known as an amicable action, a case stated, or a friendly suit.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.