Sep 2, 2022
When a you receive a random, unexpected payment for half of your subrogation claim, you might think, "hooray! Now I only have to recover the remaining half. That was easy!" But beware - if that payment has limiting language like, "payment in full" or there is a letter along with it, you may be in trouble.
When can these surprise payments count as a settlement? And why do settlements count as settlements, anyhow? The answer is the doctrine of accord and satisfaction. Listen in as Rebecca and Steve talk about what is really required for a claim of accord and satisfaction, when you can accept the payment, and why a settlement settles the claim.