Principles Guiding Civil Claim Settlements

This book is a manual for practicing lawyers, trial judges, arbitrators, mediators, and others who routinely are involved in settling civil claims.
Publisher: Matthew Bender

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Principles Guiding Civil Claim Settlements addresses answers to the basic questions (e.g., who settles? must the settlement be in writing? how is a settlement enforced?). The focus is on common forms of civil claim settlements, such as auto injury, employment, divorce, and consumer contracts.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction to Civil Claim Settlement Laws

Chapter 2, Settling Procedural Law Issues Before Civil Claims Arise

Chapter 3, Settling Substantive Law Issues Before Civil Claims Arise

Chapter 4, Civil Claim Settlement Talks Before and During Litigation

Chapter 5, Authority to Settle Civil Claims By or Against Individuals

Chapter 6, Authority to Settle Existing Civil Claims By or Against Entities

Chapter 7, Contractual Requirements for Civil Claim Settlements

Chapter 8, Nonparty Interests in Civil Cases

Chapter 9, Effects of Partial Settlements on the Viability of Remaining Claims

Chapter 10, Effects of Partial Settlements on Later Trials

Chapter 11, Secrecy of Civil Case Settlements

Chapter 12, Enforcing Civil Case Settlements

Chapter 13, The Later Effects of Civil Case Settlements

INDEX