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The settlement of a dispute by the declaration of a court. For example, a court adjudicates a lawsuit when it decides which party, if either, wins, and whether or how much money to award. What distinguishes adjudication is the fact that it involves a court. See also: Arbitration.


A formal declaration by a court,addressing all issues raised by the parties.

Example: The court's adjudication declared the seller in default, ordered the seller to execute a deed to the buyer, and further assessed attorney's fees and costs against the seller.

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Cases up for adjudication are mostly on repair of a product that the service center does not want to cover.
The Bureau understands, however, that the administrative adjudication process can result in undue burdens, impacts, or costs on the parties subject to these proceedings," the CFPB said.
In case a dispute has reached adjudication, the decision will be final and binding on service providers if customers accept it.
My argument is that Clause 39 and later concepts of due process developed precisely in order to defeat prerogative or administrative adjudication--that is, to defeat the binding adjudications that rulers tried to impose outside the courts of law.
The rise in the number of adjudications has come at a time when prisons across England and Wales are struggling to overcome problems caused by a growing prisoner population, chronic overcrowding and cuts of almost 40% to frontline staffing.
Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League, said: "The system of adjudications has become a monster, imposing fearsome punishments when people misbehave, often as a result of the dreadful conditions they are subjected to.
In some domains, adjudication concerns individuals'
The new manuals for offsite surveillance and monitoring, inspection, enquiry and investigation adjudication and litigation have been made effective from March 1, 2015.
By adopting Ethical's adjudication solution UCR staff has access to a cloud-based platform that includes a rich array of integrated online tools to support the management of endpoints assessments and the submission of information packages to the independent CEC Committee.
Adjudication is now a statutory requirement in Malaysia, and Qatar is considering making it mandatory for its World Cup projects.
At the COBRA 2013 conference an exposition of adjudication was set out and a survey reported on users' views of its effectiveness.
Pending adjudication of the matter, the HC in an interim order restrained training of IA pilots till the disposal of the writ petition.