A judge’s finding that an attorney in a wrongful-death action intentionally slipped his summation notes to the jury by including them within medical records did not constitute grounds for throwing out a $1.1 million settlement agreement that was reached as the jury deliberated, a New York state appeals court has ruled.

A unanimous Appellate Division, 2nd Department panel found that stipulations of settlement should be “not lightly set aside” and that defendant North Shore University Hospital failed to establish sufficient cause — such as fraud or mistake — to do so here.

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