Judgment (law)

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In law, a judgment is a decision of a court regarding the rights and liabilities of parties in a legal action or proceeding.wikipedia
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Declaratory judgment

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A declaratory judgment, also called a declaration, is the legal determination of a court that resolves legal uncertainty for the litigants.

Default judgment

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Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party.

Consent decree

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One of three things happens: a lawsuit is filed and the parties concerned reach an agreement prior to adjudication of the contested issues; a lawsuit is filed and actively contested, and the parties reach an agreement after the court has ruled on some issues; or the parties settle their dispute prior to the filing of a lawsuit and they simultaneously file a lawsuit and request that the court agree to the entry of judgment.

Summary judgment

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Such a judgment may be issued on the merits of an entire case, or on discrete issues in that case.

Vacated judgment

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A vacated judgment makes a previous legal judgment legally void.

Interlocutory

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Interlocutory is a legal term which can refer to an order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause of action, used to provide a temporary or provisional decision on an issue.

Curia advisari vult

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Curia advisari vult is a Latin legal term meaning "the court wishes to consider the matter" (literally, "the court wishes to be advised"), a term reserving judgment until some subsequent day.

Garnishment

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Different enforcement mechanisms exist, including seizure and sale of the judgment debtor's property or garnishment.
Garnishment is a legal process for collecting a monetary judgment on behalf of a plaintiff from a defendant.

Bailiff

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Some steps are available in different jurisdictions to investigate or interview judgment creditors, and investigations may be conducted either by the judgment creditor or by a sheriff or bailiff.
In the Republic of Ireland, a bailiff (báille) is an official appointed by the Revenue Commissioners who is involved with the enforcement of judgments, including evictions and repossessions, and the collection of unpaid tax.

Sheriff

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Some steps are available in different jurisdictions to investigate or interview judgment creditors, and investigations may be conducted either by the judgment creditor or by a sheriff or bailiff.
The office enforces warrants and orders issued by Victoria courts dealing with unpaid fines (in criminal matters) and unpaid money judgments (in civil matters).

Law

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In law, a judgment is a decision of a court regarding the rights and liabilities of parties in a legal action or proceeding.

Court

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In law, a judgment is a decision of a court regarding the rights and liabilities of parties in a legal action or proceeding. However, these decisions can be distinguished from judgments as the legal definition of judgment contemplates decisions made by judges in a court of law.

Court order

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Judgments also generally provide the court's explanation of why it has chosen to make a particular court order.

Quasi-judicial body

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Decisions of a quasi-judicial body and administrative bodies may be colloquially referred to as "judgments."

Judge

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However, these decisions can be distinguished from judgments as the legal definition of judgment contemplates decisions made by judges in a court of law. If more than one judge is deciding a case, the judgment may be delivered unanimously or it may be divided into a number of majority, concurring, plurality, and dissenting opinions.

Injunction

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Legal case

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If more than one judge is deciding a case, the judgment may be delivered unanimously or it may be divided into a number of majority, concurring, plurality, and dissenting opinions.

Majority opinion

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Only the opinion of the majority judgment is considered to have precedent-setting weight.

Precedent

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Only the opinion of the majority judgment is considered to have precedent-setting weight.