WITHOUT PREJUDICE Definition

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WITHOUT PREJUDICE is to come to agreement without negating the right or ability to take some form of action in the future, e.g. a legal case can be settled without prejudice, allowing for future legal action if desired by one or more of the parties to the settlement.

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LIQUIDATING DIVIDENDS are dividends paid by a corporation that is in the process of liquidation/bankruptcy. Liquidating Dividends are paid from the capital of the corporation as opposed to earnings. Recipients of Liquidating Dividends are typically shareholders, bond holders and/or creditors. In the U.S. such dividends are generally nontaxable under the Internal Revenue Code.

SIGNIFICANT RISK is an identified and assessed risk of material misstatement that, in the auditor's judgment, requires special audit consideration.

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