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Posted: January 27, 2016

Settlement Agreement Not Improper Mary Carter Agreement Increasing Other Defendant’s Liability

On January 14, 2016, the Third Department issued a decision in Reutzel v. Hunter Yes, Inc., 2016 NY Slip Op. 00240, holding that a settlement agreement was admissible to show the third-party defendant’s share of liability. In Reutzel, the “defendant leased a portion of” a building “to [the] third-party defendant.” The plaintiff, one of the… Read more »

Posted: April 17, 2015

Settlement Signed By Counsel Binding On Client

In Gordon v. The City of New York, 09 CV 04577 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2015), Judge Edward R. Korman granted defendants’ motion to enforce a settlement agreement signed by plaintiff’s counsel but which plaintiff refused to sign. Judge Korman found that plaintiff was bound by the settlement agreement notwithstanding her change of heart after the… Read more »