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23:57 May 16, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: settling
In law context, what is "settling defendant"?
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John
English translation:..
Explanation:
It refers to a civil action (civil lawsuit).

A settling defendant is a defendant who doesn't go all the way through the trial, but agrees to pay out a certain amount to the plaintiff out of court in exchange for the discharge of the lawsuit.
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Explanation:
It refers to a civil action (civil lawsuit).

A settling defendant is a defendant who doesn't go all the way through the trial, but agrees to pay out a certain amount to the plaintiff out of court in exchange for the discharge of the lawsuit.

Tatiana Neroni
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