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final judgment

n. the written determination of a lawsuit by the judge who presided at trial (or heard a successful motion to dismiss or a stipulation for judgment), which renders (makes) rulings on all issues and completes the case unless it is appealed to a higher court. It is also called a final decree or final decision. (See: final decree, interlocutory decree)

See: adjudication, conclusion, decree, determination, holding, opinion
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The final judgments permanently enjoin James Merrill, of Ashland, Massachusetts, and Joseph Craft, of Kevil, Kentucky, from violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
9) However, if the parties' rights and obligations are determined by way of a final judgment, then the statute requires the court to consider the enumerated factors.
The Appellate Term unanimously agreed and modified the final judgment so as to delete the stay of the issuance of the warrant and the provision permitting the tenant with a further opportunity to renew.
The final judgment bars Petersen from acting as an officer or director of a public company, and orders him to pay $121,600 in disgorgement and relief, prejudgment interest on the disgorgement of $18,400, and a civil penalty in the amount of $100,000.
A final judgment of dissolution was therefore entered, which awarded the former wife what the former husband later contended was substantially all of the parties' property.
540 motion to vacate a final judgment is not an independent action, but a motion filed in the underlying proceeding," Pariente said, adding the court explained in DeClaire v.
This ad hoc approach, however, has led to conflicting results particularly in cases where a prevailing litigant files a motion for attorneys' fees after the conclusion of an appeal from the final judgment.
agreed to a final judgment and permanent injunction issued by Ventura Superior Court Judge William Peck on Monday.
In reversing the Civil Court and awarding a final judgment of possession in favor of the owner, the appellate tribunal described the burden on the claiming family member as an "affirmative obligation".