Scott M. Himes, a partner of Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman, writes: A well-crafted settlement agreement should be in every litigator's toolbox. Nonetheless, we have all received from opposing counsel a proposed agreement that is inadequate. And there are countless cases where a settlement agreement itself becomes the basis for a lawsuit, resulting in the parties' litigating over an agreement that had "settled" their dispute.
A Best Practices Primer for Drafting Settlement Agreements
New York Law Journal
July 15, 2013