You are involved in a products liability matter where one or more of the plaintiffs is a minor, which, in most jurisdictions, is a child under the age of 18. As with most claims, there is a strong likelihood that the ultimate resolution will be a settlement among the parties. Regardless of which party you represent, there are special considerations that come into play when a release and settlement involve a minor. Awareness of these considerations will greatly increase the chances that the release and settlement will withstand any future challenge.

Who Has Authority to Settle on a Minor’s Behalf?

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