With the increase in lawsuits each year, the fact that a majority of cases are concluded by settlement is seen by many as "a tribute to both the trial bench and the practicing bar."2 In furtherance of this desirable end, the judiciary has typically upheld and enforced settlement agreements whenever possible Against this backdrop, the Digital court faced the issue of whether an order rescinding a settlement agreement which provided a "right not to stand trial" was immediately appealable pursuant to the collateral order doctrine
S. Christian Mullgardt,
Settlement Agreements and the Collateral Order Doctrine: A Step in the Wrong Direction - Digital Equip. Corp. v. Desktop Direct, Inc.,
1995 J. Disp. Resol.
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