American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Managed or agreed upon between disputing parties without a judicial decision: reached an out-of-court settlement.
- adj. law Without resorting to formal legal action.
“The publishers want Borders to use the bankruptcy process to close stores and become more viable rather than putting a "Band-Aid" on its problems with the current out-of-court deal on the table, this person said.”
“Kirkland has advised on large bankruptcies including United Airlines Inc. and out-of-court restructurings such as Keystone Automotive.”
“The company has been searching for a buyer or investor to bail it out since February, when an out-of-court restructuring reshuffled its mounting debt load.”
“The latest figure was inflated by a $4 billion pretax payment from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. during the period, after BP agreed on an out-of-court settlement with its former Macondo-well partner.”
“Several, including Miller, are taking legal action against the News of the World or have accepted out-of-court settlements.”
“In a 1974 out-of-court settlement, the U.S. government promised to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants.”
“The Italian dairy group has recovered more than €2 billion through a slate of out-of-court settlements as it has sought damages from banks and other institutions for its collapse.”
“The catalog continued to bankroll a lifestyle that included maintaining the 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch, expensive art purchases and litigation, including a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement to the family of a boy who had accused him of molestation.”
“The company could also convert bonds held by Apollo and Avenue to equity through a bankruptcy-protection filing, out-of-court debt exchange or other type of transaction, the people said.”
“Rupert Murdoch's out-of-court settlement to Milly Dowler does not reveal the legal fees involved.”
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