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What is a Settlement Hearing in Federal Court? And will I be asked questions? (I am the plaintiff with a case against the owner of the company for Sexual Harassment, assault and battery, malpractice and intentional cause of emotional distress and discrimination).

1 answer  |  asked Nov 2, 2006 2:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Alejandro Caffarelli
Settlement Conference

A settlement conference is a non-binding conference, off the record, before either a district or magistrate judge, where the parties voluntarily try to reach a negotiated resolution. You will probably be asked to discuss what happened to you and the company will be able to present its version of events. You should probably try to find a local lawyer to attend with you, since you may make damaging admissions before what may end up being the judge in your case if the case is unable to settle.

posted by Alejandro Caffarelli  |  Nov 3, 2006 3:40 PM [EST]

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