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1Before a legal hearing can take place.‘they are trying to settle the squabble out of court’as modifier ‘an out-of-court settlement’
- ‘However an out of court settlement brought a holt to proceedings the following year.’
- ‘Here she is hoping the campaign doesn't get too dirty, here she is libelling her opponent and paying an out of court settlement, and here she is repeating the libel.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it was settled out of court and the settlement wasn't made public.’
- ‘However he fell out with his backers, which led to an out of court settlement.’
- ‘The settlement was agreed out of court and approved by a judge at the High Court in Manchester.’
- ‘One consequence of defining the offence so widely is that reliance is placed on prosecutorial discretion to keep minor incidents out of court.’
- ‘The defendant adamantly refused to settle out of court and the case went to arbitration.’
- ‘Their plan: urge litigants to skip expensive trials and to settle out of court with the help of mediators.’
- ‘The case was settled out of court for $2.2 million plus legal fees.’
- ‘He threatened legal action but an out of court settlement was reached.’
- ‘One of the things the legal group has been working on is the encouragement of out of court settlements in legal disputes.’
- ‘We can be of assistance out of court, and especially while they're waiting for verdicts and those sort of things if they're on bail and outside.’
- ‘Three of the plaintiffs reached settlements of their cases out of court.’
- ‘I think the right thing to do is what I suggested a moment ago, namely, read the cases out of court and give you an answer in writing.’
- ‘Her mother's lawsuit resulted in a massive out of court settlement paid by the gun retailer.’
- ‘If possible, the national church would prefer to resolve these disputes out of court.’
- ‘A number of lawsuits have been settled out of court in America.’
- ‘Both involved newspapers and were settled out of court, resulting in no case law.’
- ‘In most such cases, complaints are settled out of court and writs are not issued.’
- ‘However, I chose not to give all my money fighting in the courts and settled out of court.’
2Treated as impossible or not worthy of consideration.‘the price would put it out of court for most private buyers’
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