In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins. The term "settlement" also has other meanings in the context of law. Structured settlements provide for a periodic payment.
A settlement, as well as dealing with the dispute between the parties is a contract between those parties, and is one possible (and common) result when parties sue (or contemplate so doing) each other in civilproceedings. The plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) identified in the lawsuit can end the dispute between themselves without a trial.
The contract is based upon the bargain that a party forgoes its ability to sue (if it has not sued already), or to continue with the claim (if the plaintiff has sued), in return for the certainty written into the settlement. The courts will enforce the settlement: if it is breached, the party in default could be sued for breach of that contract. In some jurisdictions, the party in default could also face the original action being restored.
The territory of Croatia is divided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics into small settlements, in Croatiannaselje (singular; pl. naselja). They indicate existing or former human settlement. Individual settlements are by and large referred to as selo (village), and are not necessarily incorporated places. Rather, the administrative units are cities (Croatian:grad, gradovi) and municipalities (Croatian:općina, općine), which are composed of one or more naselje. As of 2008, there are 6,749 naselja in Croatia.
The Constitution of Croatia allows a naselje or a part thereof to form some form of local government. This form of local government is typically used to subdivide the city settlements; a city usually includes an eponymous large settlement which in turn consists of several units named gradska četvrt ("city district") and/or mjesni odbor ("local committee").
Closing (also referred to as completion or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estatetransaction.
The closing date is set during the negotiation phase, and is usually several weeks after the offer is formally accepted. On the closing date, the ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer. In most jurisdictions, ownership is officially transferred when a deed from the seller is delivered to the buyer. Lenders providing a mortgage loan will often require title service, including title search and title insurance, appraisal, land survey, and attorneys to be involved.
Several things happen during closing:
The buyer and/or his/her lender delivers a cheque (generally in the US, a cashier's check or wire transfer) for the balance owed on the purchase price.
The seller signs the deed over to the buyer and gives it to the buyer. A recorder's office which would record the deed commonly requires the seller's signature to be notarized. If applicable, a mortgage will also be recorded. In jurisdictions that use the Torrens title system, such as New Zealand and Australia, this step involves the lodging of a transfer instrument with the relevant Registrar.
Berkeley is a surname. It is also used, uncommonly, as a given name. The name is a habitation name from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, itself derived from Old Englishbeorce léah meaning birch lea. People with the name include:
The station is at Park Avenue and Arthur Avenue. To the south there is a parking lot and a residential neighborhood of single-family homes. A large industrial estate that houses the Proviso Yard of Union Pacific Railroad sits to the north. Immediately to the west there is a highway overpass that carries Interstate 294 over the freight yard. Berkeley Village Hall is on Electric Avenue, about a mile to the south.