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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.
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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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More complex cases requiring fuller development of the record would be assigned to more experienced claims workers for adjudication.
Complainants not satisfied with the results of the adjudication process also can request that the board review their cases.
Schneider, Note, But I Was Just a Kid!: Does Using Juvenile Adjudications to Enhance Adult Sentences Run Afoul of Apprendi v.
The most dramatic is the language in the DUI statute which expressly prohibits the court from withholding adjudication. 5 In addition, the sealing and expunction statutes also preclude the removal from the public record of a number of offenses regardless of the withholding of adjudication.
A greater concern with the proposal is that the requirement to decide the terms of the contract in itself might potentially increase the scope of the adjudicator's jurisdiction so far that a fair and accurate decision cannot be reached within the time scales allowed for adjudication.
It is the fourth adjudication hearing Cleveland Bridge has had, and the amount Multiplex has been ordered to pay the company now totals over pounds 4.75m
26 The adjudication is to take place in future in the year after that in which the koureion is sacrificed, on the Koureotis day in the Apaturia.
If offenders fail to fulfill the requirements in the allotted time, their cases are remanded to the adjudication stream, and the judge decides appropriate restitution.
USCIS and EOIR have designed quality assurance mechanisms to help ensure the integrity of asylum adjudications, but some can be improved.
The recent case of Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited [2018] EWHC 123 (TCC) has potentially put a large hole in the practice of "smash and grab" adjudications, whereby the payee under a construction contract is able to obtain the entire amount of their application as a result of the paying party's failure to issue payment or pay less notices, irrespective of whether the claim is right or wrong.