Procedural Aspects of Settlement: An Overview of Texas Law
Edgar, J. Hadley
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Policy considerations favoring settlement agreements have given rise to the body of law surrounding the judicial treatment accorded settlements. This article will examine certain considerations which should be given to the settlement process, including: the doctrines of release and satisfaction; various types of settlement and their effect upon joint and several tortfeasor liability; and the impact of settlement upon claims for indemnity and contribution.