Posted on August 10, 2015

When do cases settle?

A lawsuit can be settled out of court at any point during litigation. A court may attempt to facilitate a settlement through asking the parties to agree to mediation.

is it true that most lawsuits settle?

Yes, an overwhelming majority of cases settle. Most estimates find that somewhere between 95 and 98 percent of cases settle. But that doesn’t mean that legislative reforms are any less impactful. Meaningful and fair laws on the books create an important framework to encourage appro- priate settlement.