Written by attorney Thomas von Thury

Suit As An Effective Settlement Strategy

How can filing a lawsuit lead to a settlement?

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1) See Code of Civil Procedure §§337 & 338. 2) See California Supreme Court decision in Johnson v. City of Loma Linda (2000) 24 Cal. 4th 61 at 77 (“The doctrine of laches bars a cause of action when the plaintiff unreasonably delays in asserting or diligently pursuing the cause and the plaintiff has acquiesced in the act about which the plaintiff complains, or the delay has prejudiced the defendant.”) 3) See California Evidence Code §§350 et seq. 4) See California Evidence Code §§1200 & 1235. 5) See Code of Civil Procedure §412.20 and Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 6) See Code of Civil Procedure §2023.010. 7) See Code of Civil Procedure §1141.10 et esq.; The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 (28 U.S.C. §§ 651-58) requires each U.S. District Court to develop an ADR process. This article was originally published on

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