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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.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Decided February 9, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Wood
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