without prejudice


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without prejudice

1. Without any detriment to or waiver of an existing or inherent legal right or claim. A: "But didn't the judge already decided the case in our favor?" B: "No, he dismissed it, but without prejudice, so the other party has the right to open another lawsuit against us."
2. Of an offer, not to be admissible in a court of law, especially as an admission or liability or guilt. The company offered to settle out of court for $250,000 without prejudice for the accident.
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without ˈprejudice (to something)

(law) without affecting any other legal matter: They agreed to pay compensation without prejudice (= without admitting guilt).
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The settlements between the claimants and DEFRA followed a series of without prejudice communications between the claimants' solicitors (Messrs Wragge & Co) and those for DEFRA (Messrs Eversheds) and two mediations.
This was so in spite of the fact that the order of dismissal was without prejudice.
She says there have been cases where an employer has effectively ambushed a targeted employee - usually someone in a fairly senior position whose face no longer fits - under the guise of a without prejudice meeting.
Florida's criminal procedural rule on speedy trials should not be amended to allow for a dismissal without prejudice, according to the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee.
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From a historical perspective, Ellen Libby Eastman in "Speaking of 'Figgers'" (The Certified Public Accountant, May 1929, page 139) eloquently wrote of the important relationship between accountants and truth: "There has never lived the perfect certified public accountant, possessing all of the much-to-be-desired qualities: trustworthiness, fearlessness, energy, steadfastness, a studious and inquiring turn of mind, ability to seek the truth and to judge fairly and without prejudice or personality.
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