Final Judgment Law and Legal Definition

Final judgment refers to a court's last action that settles the rights of the parties and disposes of all issues in controversy, except for the award of costs (and, sometimes, attorney's fees) and enforcement of the judgment. This is also termed as final appealable judgment or final decision or final decree or definitive judgment or determinative judgment or final appealable order.

Final judgment means “a judgment that is final and not appealable, and includes an order of settlement.” 28 USCS § 2412; See Griner v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95104 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 28, 2009)