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It depends mainly on what county you live. In Hudson County, the wait typically takes at least a year and occasionally up to two years or more before a case proceeds to trial.
As long as all parties agree, you may settle your case at any time and any stage of the litigation. That means you can decide to settle the same day you get served with the lawsuit. Or as late as after closing arguments while the jury is deliberating.
The attorneys draft a settlement agreement that both parties will sign. This will have the effect of ending the lawsuit. An agreement will need to include the terms of the settlement, release language, and other extensive provisions. Additionally, the agreement should require the plaintiff to file a ‘Request for Dismissal’ form with the court.
Get answers to your questions. Just ask our civil litigation attorneys. Better yet, request a free case review, and we’ll let you know what your options are. Simply, call (201) 925-0660 or contact us online to schedule a review with one of our civil litigation lawyers at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel.