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.
Feess has extended the consent decree through 2009 because of delays in implementing the Teams II system.
The Consent Decree also assesses a $65,000 civil penalty against the Town for its Clean Water Act violations.
Just ask officials in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles Police Department who have been hamstrung by consent decrees of their own.
But MTA officials say the agency, which has replaced the 2,000-bus fleet and expanded service, no longer needs to be overseen by a court-appointed special master under a consent decree.
The consent decree unfairly imposes environmental harms upon the city without proper mitigation and circumvents the purpose and intent behind the California Environmental Quality Act.
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).