Litigating Settlement Agreements and Ambiguities
How do you read a settlement agreement and what is the court suppose to do.
Litigating settlement agreements and ambiguities. How do you read a settlement agreement and what is a court supposed to do? Hello my name is John Pankauski, I’m a litigation attorney with Pankauski Hauser in West Palm Beach. The appellate attorneys and trial lawyers at Pankauski Hauser handle matters throughout the state of Florida. Are you involved in a settlement agreement, are you involved in an order related to a settlement agreement and there is a disagreement about what that document, the settlement agreement says. You may or may not have an ambiguity if a particular provision or term is susceptible to more than one meeting. To read more about this, consider reading the Rick Clayton case. It’s Feb 21 2018 case issued by Florida 4th District Court of Appeal which is the Appellate Court here in Palm Beach, it actually has a brand new court house right down the street from our law firm at Pankauski Hauser. In this opinion the 4th District Court of Appeal discusses what an ambiguity is. They also discuss interpreting a settlement agreement which is a contract and how one reads it and whether an ambiguity exists or not and if so, how does a court deal with an ambiguity. My name is John Pankauski and this concludes my remarks about ambiguities and settlement agreement litigation.