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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15) The parties may close their transaction, however, once the federal judge signs the hold separate stipulation and order, which typically occurs within a few days of the filing of the complaint and proposed consent decree.
The bill sets out a series of findings to guide federal courts suggesting that consent decrees be narrowly drafted, limited in duration and respectful of state/local policy interests and concerns.
The Consent Decree also assesses a $65,000 civil penalty against the Town for its Clean Water Act violations.
Department of Corrections officials who had entered into a consent decree governing conditions for pretrial detainees in New York City jails moved for the immediate termination of those decrees under the provisions of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).