judgment on the merits

judgment on the merits
judgment on the merits see judgment 1a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judgment on the merits
n.
A judgment rendered after the parties have presented their cases and the court has determined which party is in the right on the basis of facts and evidence presented.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • judgment on the merits — noun judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented • Syn: ↑judgement on the merits • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑judgment, ↑judgement, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • judgment on the merits — A judgment based on legal rights as distinguished from mere matters of practice, procedure, jurisdiction, or from in other words, a judgment that determines, on an issue either of law or fact, which party is right. Rosenthal v McMann, 93 Cal 505 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judgement on the merits — noun judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented • Syn: ↑judgment on the merits • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑judgment, ↑judgement, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the merits — See judgment on the merits; merits of case …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • on the merits — adv. Based on the facts of a case and the rights of the parties involved. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. on the merits Referring to a ju …   Law dictionary

  • final decision on the merits — A determination of the merits of a cause which will, in due time, by operation of law, lead to a final judgment in the cause. Fisher v Sun Underwriters Ins. Co. 55 RI 175, 179 A 702, 103 ALR 1097 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • merits of case — The essential issues. The substantive rights presented by an action. The strict legal rights of the parties to an action, as contradistinguished from those mere questions of practice which every court regulates for itself, and from all matters… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

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