• 1.

    Parties to a lawsuit resolve their dispute without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in at least partial satisfaction of the other party's claims, but usually do not include the admission of fault.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1
  • 2.

    "Settlement" means a settlement between an applicant or recipient and an assailant or any other person or entity against whom the applicant or recipient has a claim. [2005 c.383 §2]

    Oregon Legislature 2
  • 3.

    "Settlement" includes, as to the estate of a decedent, the full process of administration, distribution and closing.

    Oregon Legislature 3

1United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).

2Or. Rev. Stat. § 147.281 (2007).

3Or. Rev. Stat. § 111.005 (2007).