consent decree


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consent decree

A judgment in which the defendant agrees to take some action, or to cease doing something the plaintiff deemed objectionable, but without admitting any wrongdoing.

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His office required modifications to the consent decree that would have continued the relationship between Highmark and UPMC.
Geffken and Utilities Director Jerry Walters joined Fort Smith's city government after the consent decree was formalized.
The consent decree comes after years of financial struggles for NYCHA, and the resignation of NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye in April, after intense criticism over a lead paint scandal.
"We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the agency by special interest groups where doing so would circumvent the regulatory process set forth by Congress.
According to Brace, "The Magistrate Judge should be given due credit for recognizing the weaknesses in the Department of Justice's portrayal of this case, and EPA's over-enforcement of the '96 Consent Decree to the detriment of my family and its generations-old farming business.
Reporting for The New Yorker and a PBS Frontline documentary on the Newark consent decree, Jelani Cobb wrote, "In place of reasonable suspicion, the police have adopted a standard in which all suspicion is reasonable." But not apparently when suspicion is found within the Newark police department, where 99 percent of officer complaints were dismissed by the internal affairs office.
The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the consent decree as a tool for institutional reform now that 13 years have passed since the publication of Democracy by Decree and lower federal courts have had time to digest and apply Horne.
Circuit, relates to a consent decree that was voluntarily entered into by a Swedish engine manufacturer to comply with Clean Air Act emission requirements applicable to diesel engines, and which the U.S.
The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace.
Department of Energy said most of the remaining timelines in a consent decree were at serious risk of being missed.
Despite an aroma of fraud on the court, judges knowingly allow such things so they can impose a "consent decree" endorsed by the court that imposes a new regulatory burden on the two parties to the litigation and worse, the public.
a consent decree. (8) The EPA and the advocacy group then settle the