McDonough, GA asked in Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: A judge threatened to incarcerate me for not signing a settlement agreement with Walmart due to my tbi injury case.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: A judge cannot threaten to incarcerate you for not signing a settlement agreement with Walmart due to your TBI (traumatic brain injury) injury case. This is because a settlement agreement is a contract, and you can refuse to sign a contract.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black

A: If the case was settled at mediation or via your assent to settle the case via emails to your counsel, then I assume that the opposing counsel made a motion to enforce the settlement agreement with the court? If that is the case, then one of the possible remedies the court can order is to hold you in contempt. This is however total speculation because the facts of each case are totally unique. Accordingly, you should contact local personal injury counsel for more specific advice.

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