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What is a civil settlement?

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A civil settlement, also termed a civil settlement, occurs when the plaintiff in a civil case agrees to stop legal action and the right to pursue recourse in exchange for agreed upon terms. The terms in a civil settlement may include payment or an agreement to perform or cease actions.

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Civil settlements are typically negotiated between both parties and representing attorneys. A legal contract is drawn and signed, and paperwork is filed with the courts to drop the civil case when a civil settlement is reached. Parties not in compliance with the terms of the settlement can be subject to further legal action.

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