Consent Decree

Definition - What does Consent Decree mean?

Consent decree is a term which refers to a judgment made by the court on the basis of some type of agreement between the parties involved. This agreement is usually in writing and happens when the involved parties are trying to avoid trial.

Justipedia explains Consent Decree

This order can’t be challenged or appealed in court unless one of the parties prove that it was based on fraud. It is a common practice when a government authority sues a company or a person over some irregularities. The defendant in such cases agrees to consent decree ensuring that the irregularity will not happen in the future.

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