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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:20 PM

9. A judge has resources unavailable to the common creditor

Trump may publicly bluster about what a horrible miscarriage of justice this all is, but he'll quietly (very quietly) pay up.

On occasion, I've seen judges bring the parties to a dispute to the courtroom for an on-the-record colloquy designed to short-circuit any post-settlement disputes: You understand that by signing this, you're promising to pay X dollars? You understand that this is a judgment against you, and will show up on any future credit reviews until paid? You understand blah-de-blah-de-blah each aspect of the settlement. You're not under the influence of any intoxicating beverages or substances? You're signing this of your own free will? You've had a chance to have your attorney review the settlement and your attorney is advising you to sign? You're relinquishing your right to appeal. And on down the line to avoid later "But I didn't know!" excuses. Considering what the court went through to get to a settlement, I think the judge would have been justified in holding an open court session to run down the list of possible excuses or evasions.

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