WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A SETTLEMENT?

In a lawsuit, one of the parties must always lose. Although you believe you are entitled to win, the judge or arbitrator may rule against you. Therefore, parties to a small claims action are encouraged to settle their cases whenever possible. You should seriously consider a reasonable offer of settlement.

If the case is settled before the day of trial and the parties do not wish to appear, both parties should notify the court in writing.If a case is settled but the money has not been paid, or if settlement talks are moving forward but are not completed, the claimant may wish to appear in court, so that the case is not dismissed, and ask the judge for an “adjournment pending settlement.” A new date will then be set for a hearing/trial. If the settlement does not work out, both parties should appear in court on the new adjourned date prepared to proceed.

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