Category Archives: Settlement Agreements

You Had A Settlement In Your Lawsuit, The Plaintiff Changed His Mind, So Now What?

You insure a large employer and have worked with in-house counsel and its outside lawyer for several years defending a contentious, emotional (aren’t they all?) employment lawsuit.  As trial draws near, say a few weeks before, everyone agrees to mediate with a private mediator who has a good reputation for settling employment cases. Everyone has set aside a full day for the mediation and it begins with the parties in separate conference rooms.  You and your defense team have evaluated the case and agreed on the defense position.  The mediator spends long periods of time with the plaintiff and his …