Settlement Enforced in Excess of Policy Limit

It is proper for a court to enforce a prior settlement order against an insurance company for a wrongful death and survival action, even though the settlement amount exceeds the policy limits, when the initial release was prepared by the insurer’s attorney, the attorney received notice of the filing of the petition to approve the settlement, there was no appeal from the approval, and there was no fraud, misrepresentation, or mutual mistake. Edwards Estate, 11 Fid.Rep.3d 123 (Bucks O.C. 2021), on appeal, 188 EDA 2021 (Pa. Super.).

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