Dismissal of Cases Pursuant to Settlement
Prior to submitting a
proposed order of dismissal pursuant to settlement, counsel should review the
following Seventh Circuit cases, which discuss the retention of federal
jurisdiction to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement: Blue Cross
& Blue Shield Ass’n v. American Express Co.
, 467 F.3d 634 (7th Cir.
2006), and Shapo v. Engle
, 463 F.3d
641 (7th Cir. 2006). The parties may
also wish to review the following article:
“What’s an Attorney to Do? Ensuring Federal Jurisdiction Over Settlement
Agreements in Light of Recent Seventh Circuit Cases,” by Judge Denlow (Ret.), which
may be accessed here