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Gridlock

A situation in which a business does not function, or functions ineffectively, due to conflicting orders from management and/or insufficient operating procedures. Gridlock may occur when two or more parties are attempting to control a business, or when project goals are incompletely defined because of incompetent management. Gridlock can be very costly to a business' operations, especially when it is prolonged.
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The settlement combines the best aspects of the tort system with some improvements in victims' rights, an end to legal gridlock, and a redirection of money away from attorneys' coffers into victims' pockets," he added.
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As a result, they are unaware that potential home buyers are being priced out of the market for new homes because of the continuing gridlock in the Pacific Northwest," Glunt said.
Virtual gridlock has slowed many vehicles to a crawl with motorists affected for hours.
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