without prejudice

without prejudice
index fairly (impartially)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

without prejudice
Usually used to qualify a document where a settlement offer or concession is made for negotiating purposes in a dispute; it prevents the recipient disclosing the concession if legal proceedings follow.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

without prejudice
With no legal rights affected; describes a claim or action that may be brought as a new action after dismissal.

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

without prejudice
a phrase written on letters to indicate that the letter is not to be founded upon in a court, particularly as an admission of liability. It is given effect in both England and Scotland but subject to some subtle exceptions.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

without prejudice
When any negotiations for settlement are reduced to writing they should be marked "without prejudice", otherwise they are subject to disclosure and can be referred to in court. The purpose of the "without prejudice" rule is to protect a party from being embarrassed by any admission made purely in an attempt to achieve a settlement. The inclusion of the words "without prejudice" will not necessarily protect the communication from disclosure in the absence of consent by the other party: it is always a question of substance, not form.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

without prejudice
Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

without prejudice
Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.
II A declaration that no rights or privileges of the party concerned are waived or lost. In a dismissal these words maintain the right to bring a subsequent suit on the same claim.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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