Judgment
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Judgment

JUDGMENT: The official decision of a court. 

Judgment

A legal decision; when requiring debt repayment, a judgment may include a property lien that secures the creditor's claim by providing a collateral source.

Judgment

The official decision of a court finally resolving the dispute between the parties to the lawsuit.

Judgment

A decree by a court of law that one person is indebted to another for a specified amount. In some states, the court may place a lien against the debtor’s real property as collateral for payment of the judgment to the creditor.

Judgment

A judgment is a legal debt or obligation resulting from either a court order or an administrative action under the authority granted by Minnesota law.

  • • Docket a judgment - Docketing is the legal process by which a judgment is entered into the public record. Docketing automatically creates a lien on all abstract real property the obligor owns in the county where the judgment is docketed and allows the child support agency to use remedies such as levies and executions to collect the judgment.
  • • Enter a judgment - Entering a judgment means to officially record a judgment on the judgment roll with court administration.
  • • Renew a judgment - Renewing a judgment is the legal process used to restart the statute of limitation on an entered judgment. The statute of limitations on an entered judgment is 10 years.
Judgment
"Decree" and "judgment" may be used interchangeably and shall include orders or awards;
Judgment
"Judgment" includes a decree, order, finding, or award.
Judgment
"Judgment" means any judgment for $350 or more arising out of (i) a civil action filed pursuant to § 15.2-1716 or (ii) a motor vehicle accident because of injury to or destruction of property, including loss of its use, or any judgment for damages, including damages for care and loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person arising out of the ownership, use or operation of any motor vehicle, including any judgment for contribution between joint tort-feasors arising out of any motor vehicle accident which occurred within the Commonwealth, except a judgment rendered against the Commonwealth, which has become final by expiration without appeal in the time within which an appeal might be perfected or by final affirmance on appeal rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction of the Commonwealth or any other state or court of the United States or Canada or its provinces;
Judgment

In law an official formal decision given by a court, in another meaning, an obligation (as a debt) created by the decree of the court.

Judgment

"Judgment" means the concluding decision of a court on one or more requests for relief in one or more actions, as reflected in a judgment document.

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