Settlement and Compromise

Unexecuted Settlement Agreements—Enforceable or Not?

, New York Law Journal


In his Settlement and Compromise column, Thomas E.L. Dewey writes: New York courts often enforce unsigned settlement agreements when a party merely swears in open court that it agrees to settle the dispute. But there are other, less common situations in which a party may be bound by an unexecuted settlement, examples of which have arisen recently in New York federal court.

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