NJ High Court Demands Mediation Settlements In Writing

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Ruling in a dispute between commercial real estate companies over a New Jersey mall property, the state Supreme Court said Thursday that parties looking to enforce a settlement reached in mediation must reduce those terms to a signed, written agreement before the mediation concludes.

Still, the unanimous court refused Willingboro Mall Ltd.'s bid to avoid the enforcement of an oral settlement with 240/242 Franklin Ave. LLC, finding that Willingboro didn't timely raise the lack of a signed, written agreement as a defense. Willingboro, the owner of...
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