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Rule 16.2. Good Faith Settlement Hearings

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of ArizonaEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
III. Pleadings and Motions; Pretrial Procedures
Effective: September 1, 2019
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 16.2
Rule 16.2. Good Faith Settlement Hearings
(a) Motion. If a settlement is entered in an action in which the plaintiff alleges that two or more defendants are joint tortfeasors, any party may file a motion asking the court to make a formal determination whether the settlement is made in good faith. If such a motion is made, the court must make the determination.
(b) Evidence. A motion must be accompanied by affidavits or other evidence relating to whether the settlement is made in good faith. If the motion is filed by one or more of the settling parties, it must be accompanied by an affidavit setting forth the settlement terms and the facts establishing the settlement's good faith.
(c) Responsive and Reply Memoranda. Responsive and reply memoranda may be filed as provided in Rule 7.1(a)(3). Any responsive memorandum must be accompanied by an affidavit or other evidence relating to whether the settlement is made in good faith.
(d) Hearing. On any party's timely request, the court must hold a hearing on the motion. If no request is made, the court may either hold a hearing or rule without a hearing.

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Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 16.2, AZ ST RCP Rule 16.2
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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