Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to help get to a deal that you’re satisfied with.

Get to the Right Settlement Deal: What Not to Do

You’ll never get stuck with a settlement that you don’t like unless you agree to it. This is what happened to a Defendant in Killick Fisheries v Atlantic Treasure Seafoods Limited et al., 2012 NLTD(G) 69. The case was a small commercial dispute – the parties were involved in commercial sea foods – but the background facts don’t matter except to say that it was a contract dispute over monies owing.

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