Settlement Enforced Following Dispute After Mediation
Doug Smith and Claire Sumner secured a settlement at mediation on behalf of a driver in an automobile collision. The Plaintiff failed to appear at the mediation, but opposing counsel advised that she was in touch with the Plaintiff and had obtained settlement authority to proceed; the case settled. Thereafter, the Plaintiff refused to sign the settlement paperwork. Doug and Claire filed a motion to enforce in the Superior Court of Jackson County, Georgia, arguing that the settlement was valid. The Court not only agreed but also awarded attorney’s fees cast against the Plaintiff.
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