Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Refers to a court order to take a lawsuit, petition, or motion off the list of pending proceedings. The reasons might be that the lawyers agreed (stipulated) to drop or postpone the case, the moving party's lawyer failed to appear, the suit has been settled pending final documentation, or some other reason that the case should not proceed at that time. The matter can in most instances be put back "on calendar" by stipulation of the lawyers or upon motion of either party.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm