Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Managed or agreed upon between the parties to a dispute without the involvement or presence of a judge.

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  • adjective law Without resorting to formal legal action.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Four Banks Acquitted in Parmalat Case

  • 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.

    Michael Jackson's estate: The fallout will be monumental

  • Several, including Miller, are taking legal action against the News of the World or have accepted out-of-court settlements.

    UK Police Reopen Inquiry Into Scandal At Murdoch Paper

  • In a 1974 out-of-court settlement, the U.S. government promised to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants.

    Alan Singer: American Mengele

  • Several, including Miller, are taking legal action against the News of the World or have accepted out-of-court settlements.

    UK Police Reopen Inquiry Into Scandal At Murdoch Paper

  • 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.

    BP Set for First Post-Spill Dividend Increase

  • Kirkland has advised on large bankruptcies including United Airlines Inc. and out-of-court restructurings such as Keystone Automotive.

    Hawker Gets Restructuring Advice

  • 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.

    Borders Finalizing Details of Possible Bankruptcy Filing

  • 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.

    FBI Raids Solar-Panel Maker

  • In a 1974 out-of-court settlement, the U.S. government promised to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants.

    Alan Singer: American Mengele

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