Apr 25, 2022
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP § 664.6
[Published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, April 2022]
Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6 to enforce the settlement terms. This summary procedure allows the court to enter judgment on a stipulated settlement without the need for a new lawsuit, which benefits not only the parties but also the justice system, relieving it of the burden of more time-consuming and expensive processes.