Out-of-Court Settlement


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Out-of-Court Settlement

An agreement reached between the parties in a pending lawsuit that resolves the dispute to their mutual satisfaction and occurs without judicial intervention, supervision, or approval.

An out-of-court settlement provides that the parties relinquish their rights to pursue judicial remedies.

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