Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Stipulated Judgment Definition:

USA: consent order.

Related Terms: Consent Order

A consent order.

Consider these words adopted by Justice McLachlin of the Appellate Court of Connecticut in Reichenbach v Kraska:

"A stipulated judgment is not a judicial determination of any litigated right. It may be defined as a contract of the parties acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded by a court of competent jurisdiction. It is the result of a contract and its embodiment in a form which places it and the matters covered by it beyond further controversy. The essence of the judgment is that the parties to the litigation have voluntarily entered into an agreement setting their dispute or disputes at rest and that, upon this agreement, the court has entered judgment conforming to the terms of the agreement."

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