Elustra v. Mineo, No. 09-2183
In a suit brought against a police officer and a restaurant owner on behalf of minors, claiming civil rights violation, false imprisonment, and injuries suffered arising from a dispute over a bill owed to the restaurant, the district court's conclusion that the parties reached an enforceable oral agreement to settle their dispute is affirmed where: 1) given the record, the district court had no choice but to confirm the magistrate judge's finding that the plaintiffs - directly or through their lawyer - accepted the agreement; 2) the material terms were definite and certain - defendants would pay $6000 to the plaintiffs in exchange for their dismissal of the lawsuit; and 3) district court did not abuse its discretion in finding that it had complied with Local Rule 17.1.
Read Elustra v. Mineo, No. 09-2183
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Decided February 9, 2010
Before: Flaum, Wood, and Sykes, Circuit Judges
Opinion by Circuit Judge Wood
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