action pending

The status of an action between the time of the commencement thereof and its final determination by a judgment. An action is no longer pending after a judgment of dismissal has been made and entered, although third parties, who had secured an ex parte order permitting them to intervene, are about to do so. Minshull v McDougal, 143 Wash 599, 255 P. 655. See plea of another action pending.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • prior action pending — See pendency of action; pending action; plea of another action pending …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • another action pending — See action pending; plea of another action pending …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • other action pending — See plea of another action pending …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • plea of another action pending — A form of plea in abatement interposing the objection that a former action between the same parties for the same cause is still pending. 1 Am J2d Abat & R § 38 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • another action pending — See autre action pendant …   Black's law dictionary

  • pending — pend·ing 1 / pen diŋ/ prep 1: during the time of 2: while awaiting: in the time preceding held in escrow pending the outcome of the suit free pending trial pending 2 adj 1 …   Law dictionary

  • action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …   Law dictionary

  • pending — [[t]pe̱ndɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ If something such as a legal procedure is pending, it is waiting to be dealt with or settled. [FORMAL] The cause of death was listed as pending... In 1989, the court had 600 pending cases... She had a libel action against… …   English dictionary

  • pending — Begun, but not yet completed; during; before the conclusion of; prior to the completion of; unsettled; undetermined; in process of settlement or adjustment. Awaiting an occurrence or conclusion of action, period of continuance or indeterminacy.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pending action — An action which has been commenced and has not been terminated by a final judgment or order. Under statutes providing for removal of causes, it may be said in general that whatever the form of proceeding to bring the defendant into court, the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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