Thursday, March 26, 2009

Long Beach Mem. Med. Cntr. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - March 26, 2009)

It's very rare for an appellate court to find that an arms-length six-figure payment is insufficiently high to qualify as a good faith settlement under CCP 877.6 and -- on a writ, no less -- reverse the trial court's good faith finding as an abuse of discretion. But the Court of Appeal does so here. And you can see why.

You want a good settlement. But not a settlement that's too good.