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Consent Decree Reservation of Rights

Description: A consent decree is a settlement agreement approved and enforceable by the court. Many settlement agreements with the EPA result in consent decrees. However, under a consent decree the government will reserve its right to bring actions on the underlying complaint if a party fails to abide by the settlement terms. This form is a sample reservation of rights clause from a consent decree.
Form Type: Contract Clauses
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Environmental

Date: May 2014
PLI Item #: 58325
Keywords: EPA; "environmental protection agency"; "environmental law"; "settlement agreement"; "consent decree"; "reservation of rights"; "federal law"; enforcement; compliance
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