Legal Memorandum: Mediated Settlement in MN

Issue: Is a mediated settlement looked upon favorably under Minnesota law?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Mediated settlement; Settling suits; Favorably
Jurisdiction:  Minnesota
Cited Cases: 417 N.W.2d 709; 305 N.W.2d 571
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 05/01/2014

Settling suits without trial is greatly favored, and such agreements will not lightly be set aside by Minnesota courts.  Johnson v. St. Paul Ins. Co., 305 N.W.2d 571, 573; Baker v. No. Am. Capital Res. LLC, A10-1055 slip op. (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 11, 2011).  See also Grace Capital, LLC v. Mills, A12-1153 slip op. at 5 (Minn. Ct. App. May 13, 2013); Beach v. Anderson, 417 N.W.2d 709, 711-12 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988).


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