stay of action

stay of action

the putting to an end of proceedings in an action by a summary order of the court.
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Also responding to a question on the ruling by a British court to seize Nigeria's assets worth $9billion in favour of an engineering and project management company, Process and Industrial Developments Ltd, for breach of contract, the CBN governor revealed that Nigeria will move to get a stay of action.
As a result of these comments and a petition for stay of action submitted to FDA in May 2000, the Agency issued several delays of the effective date of certain provisions of the December 1999 final rule, including section 203.50, until December 1, 2006.
But AVM Okorodudu, in a statement on Thursday made available to TribuneOnline, said he won't be contesting the Stay of Action court order in order not to jeopardise the chances of APC candidates in the Saturday polls.
'Yesterday the 20th of February, 2019, we were served with an Affidavit of Urgency, a Motion for Stay of Action and Hearing Notice for today the 21st of February, 2019, by the APC.
He further disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari who was informed of the new development, had also ordered a stay of action on the decision but added that the Minister ignored the order.
Examples of words and phrases that lawyers should probably never use include 'hereby," "herein," "undersigned," "subject," "in and for," "that certain," and "be, and hereby is." Lawyers should call an automatic stay just that, he says, not an "automatic stay of actions." And call a case a case, not a "matter" or a "proceeding," he says.