California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their stomach. Maybe that was not such a great deal after...

California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their stomach. Maybe that was not such a great deal after...

California: Rescission of Compromise and Release Not Duly Executed

Noteworthy panel decision illustrates the Board's powers to set aside a settlement both before and after the settlement becomes final An Appeals Board panel has rescinded a WCJ’s 8/8/2013 Order Approving Compromise and Release purporting to settle an applicant’s claim for cumulative...