A written settlement agreement achieved through mediation generally contains a provision waiving the confidentially provisions of the Evidence Code and provides that the court has jurisdiction to enforce its terms.
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If parties settle during mediation, they sign an agreement which is enforceable in court-- meaning if one of the parties breaches the other party can sue for damages, etc. (depending on the specific terms of the agreement/contract different remedies are provided). Most agreements also waive all confidentiality in case of a breach.Ask a similar question
Settlement agreements by definition must state the terms of the settlement. They are admissible into evidence because both parties agree to make them admissible.Ask a similar question