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Settlement

The process in which a buyer makes payment and receives the agreed-upon good or service. This term is used on exchanges to indicate when a security actually changes hands, which often occurs several days after a trade is made. See also: Clearance.
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settle

To complete a securities transaction.
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The agreement now requires the foundation to settle 10 percent of the total amount which is Sh200 million in 30 days for them to be allowed to start fencing off the land and do other activities.
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I've heard plaintiff's attorneys say "[this carrier] settles every case for $7,500 plus fees" or "I sue [this insurer] all the time--they like me and settle after initial discovery." But what if an insurer earned a reputation for taking cases to trial, instead of automatically paying?
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The permit allows Central Waste to process solid waste and construction and demolition debris in an existing enclosed structure, agency spokesman Mike Settles reported.
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(1) The term "settlor" means the person who creates (i.e., settles) and funds the trust via gifts.
Most of the case law in which an insured seeks to hold the insurer liable for settlements within policy limits occurs in the context of policies that explicitly allow insurers to settle claims or lawsuits as the insurers "deem expedient." In these situations, some courts have found in favor of insurers, interpreting the "deems expedient" provision to preclude an action for breach of good faith against an insurer that settles a claim within policy limits, regardless of whether the insured consents.
Even if the facility settles out of court--meaning the terms will most likely never make it into the public's eye, according to Cole--there's a smear on what might have been a spotless reputation.
If the company is perceived as settling almost any bad faith case that is filed against it, the result may be more bad faith suits by more plaintiff's attorneys eager to get more "easy money." If the company settles, it may lose an opportunity to make good law or to demonstrate it is not afraid to fight cases that should be fought.
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