Mediated Settlement Agreements and Setting them Aside

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This report concerns mediated settlement agreements and the Dallas Court of Appeals memorandum decision in In re Lauriette, issued on August 20, 2015. Some big takeaways from this one: (1) A party can mandamus a trial court’s setting aside of a mediated settlement agreement; (2) Ambiguity is not grounds for setting aside a mediated settlement agreement. This was an excellent opinion by the Dallas Court, and was certainly worthy of publishing.