Bill Summary for H 597 (2015-2016)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS REQUIRING MEDIATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS TO BE SIGNED BY THE PARTIES AGAINST WHOM ENFORCEMENT IS SOUGHT.Intro. by Stam, Glazier.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends each of the following statutes GS 7A-38.1, GS 7A-38.3B, GS 7A-38.3D, and GS 7A-38.4A, which govern mediated settlement conferences in superior court civil actions, mediation in matters within the jurisdiction of the clerk of superior court and the district criminal courts, and settlement procedures in district court actions, to provide mediated settlement agreements must be signed by the parties "against whom enforcement is sought." Also Amends GS 8-110, which makes statements made during mediation inadmissible in any proceeding in the action or other actions on the same claim, to provide mediated settlement agreements must be signed by the parties "against whom enforcement is sought."
Previously required in each of the preceding statutes that the settlement agreement or some memorandum or note of the agreement be reduced to writing and signed by the party to be charged.
Amends the act's long title.