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An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. To give an account of; to relate; to tell or convey information; the written statement of such an account.For example, one kind of report is the formal statement in writing made to a court by a master, a clerk, or a referee who has been appointed to inquire into a particular matter for the court. Sometimes the report of a public official is distinguished from a return. A return typically discloses something done or observed by the official, whereas a report shows the results of an investigation into matters outside the personal knowledge of the official.

Regularly published volumes of books containing accounts of decisions and opinions of various courts are sometimes referred to as reports, but more often they are called reporters.

The Annual Report for stockholders is prepared by a corporation, a consumer report describes the qualities of a manufactured product, and a credit report assesses the creditworthiness of a business or consumer for a bank or other lender.

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a written account of a decided case giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached. See also RUBRIC.
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REPORT, legislation. A statement made by a committee to a legislative assembly, of facts of which they were charged to inquire.

REPORT, practice. A certificate to the court made by a master in chancery, commissioner or other person appointed by the court, of the facts or matters to be ascertained by him, or of something of which it is his duty to inform the court.
     2. If the parties in the case accede to the report, find no exceptions are filed, it is in due time confirmed; if exceptions are filed to the report, they will, agreeably to the rules of the court, be heard, and the report will either be confirmed, set aside, or referred. back for the correction of some error. 2 Madd. Ch. 505; Blake's Ch. Pr. 230; Vin. Ab. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, if the resident is involved in moonlighting activity and has an adverse action taken against him by the moonlighting hospital, then the action is reportable to the NPDB.
residents in a reportable jurisdiction but who fail to comply with requests by the financial
(9) Furthermore, whilst there is limited capacity for Coroners Courts around the country to deal with any increase in medical-setting reportable deaths, the current funding and resourcing deficits for some Coroners Courts (10) do not deflect from the need for appropriate reporting criteria; to suggest otherwise is a case of the proverbial 'tail wagging the dog'.
The West Virginia Reportable Disease rule also contains strict provisions to protect patient confidentiality.
They remove, as obsolete, provisions in the proposed regulations concerning factors the IRS would weigh in determining whether to grant a rescission of the penalty for a reportable transaction (other than a listed transaction) under Sec.
member of the public, is injured at a workplace and is taken to hospital the event is reportable (regardless of the length of admittance to hospital).
The new guidance, which can be accessed at permits companies in which a specific reportable food is located in multiple facilities, e.g., the recently recalled hydrolyzed vegetable protein, to submit one combined report.
The registry report, which requires a number of specified data elements, must be submitted by the food facility within 24 hours of the determination that an article of food is a reportable food.
Mark Pearson, engineering director of PD Ports said: "As a department we are pleased to have achieved a full calendar year at the port without any reportable accidents, during a very busy time for everyone involved at the port.
The answer is "no"--since the prize is not related or deposited to an account, it is not "interest," and therefore not reportable on a 1099-INT.
These transactions are referred to in the regulations, and in subsequently enacted legislation, as "reportable transactions." The temporary regulations were modified and reissued several times before being finalized in early 2003.

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