can there still be a settlement offer during jury selection?

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can there still be a settlement offer during jury selection?

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day was the trial date for my case and I was told today that the judge told both sides not to mediate so they started the jury selection and will continue tomorrow. With that being said can the defense make a settlement offer during this process? I am the plaintiff

Asked on February 22, 2018 under Malpractice Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Of course there can be a settlement offer during jury selection: there can be a settlement offer and settlement at any time up to just before the judgment is handed down in the case (i.e. to just before the court decides who wins and who loses). A surprising number of cases, in fact, settle shortly before the jurty comes back with a verdict.

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