Friday, April 14, 2006

When Is A “Done Deal” Not A “Done Deal”?

When, according to the First District Court of Appeal decision in Fivecoat v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., 2006 Fla. App. LEXIS 5285 [Fla. 1st DCA 2006], a party’s attorney does not have “clear and unequivocal authority to settle on the client’s behalf.”

Okay, how about the meaning of “I don’t have any choice”? I’m certain you’ve heard that before – what does it mean? When you read the opinion you’ll see that it’s not what you’re probably thinking!

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