How long after signing a settlement agreement with the city should I receive my check? 7 Answers as of November 10, 2017

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Randy Ligh | Randy Ligh
Generally, within 30 days.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 11/10/2017
DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C.
DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C. | Dean T Jennings
No time limit, other than a "reasonable time". What did the Settlement Agreement say and what was agreed to? In other words, you usually put a deadline in the agreement document or have some "agreement" on how soon you will be paid.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 11/7/2017
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
About a month. The paperwork needs to be processed in the respective departments.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/7/2017
Gregory M Janks, PC
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
Unless the Settlement Agreement gave a specific time for performance, there usually is no set time. With governmental agencies it can depend on whether approval of the settlement by the "powers that be" (i.e: City Council, City Manager or whomever is required to give approval in the particular City) was given before the settlement or has to be gained after the settlement. Typically the settlement process with a City can take longer than with a non-governmental defendant. But it can also depend on whether they were covered by insurance for your claim or it comes out of their general fund, with insurance paid claims usually coming faster due to less "red tape" in the process of settling and paying the claim. The law will usually impose a "reasonable time" requirement, so if you don't get your $ within 2-4 weeks, you could have your attorney file a Motion with the Court to ask for an Order to Compel the payment in "x" days (of course, filing the Motion and waiting for a hearing date add days/weeks to the process).
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/7/2017
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
It should be within 30 days, but in reality it will probably be 60 to 90 days.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/7/2017
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