William Wren v. Berridge LLC, et al.

Case No.: 17CV000482     Track Rulings In Case

MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant’s request for judicial notice is DENIED on grounds the subject materials are not relevant to resolution of the present motion. Plaintiff’s motion to enforce settlement agreement is DENIED.
A. FACTUAL BACKGROUND
The facts relevant to this motion read like a final examination question in a law school contracts course. The central issue is whether a contract, in this case settlement agreement, between the parties was formed.
On February 21, 2019, Plaintiff William Wren, and his attorney Carrie Gallagher, and Defendant Richard Berridge, in pro per, participated in a mediation aimed at settling the present action. At the end of the mediation session, the parties drafted, and then each party signed, a writing (“Feb 21 Offer”), the introduction of which provides, “William Wren, his attorney Carrie Gallagher, and Richard Berridge attended a mediation on February 21, 2019. Mr. Berridge made the ........