April.12.2016

COURT APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENTS

Overview

  • Any proceeding involving a person under legal disability must be started or defended by his/her litigation guardian.
  • Under Rule 20-2(17) no compromise of a claim by a litigation guardian is binding without approval of the court.
  • While this involves both adult and infant litigants, there is an additional layer of review when the litigant is under age 19.

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Alexander D.C. Kask

Alexander D.C. Kask

Alexander D.C. Kask is a partner with Guild Yule LLP and practices in the areas of professional liability, health law, municipal law, insurance law, administrative law, product liability, highways liability, golf course liability, safety standards regulation, and personal injury litigation. Read full biography