Summary: 1. Introduction. – 2. Settlement Agreements Signed by the Parties, in Respect of Which a Judicial Decision has not yet been made to Approve or to Refuse Approval. – 3. Settlement Agreements Signed by the Parties, the Approval of Which Was Denied by the Court. – 4. Conclusions.
This article considers the issues of procedural legal consequences of settlement agreements that were not approved by the court. It researches the fundamentally different models of legislative regulation that could be applied to settlement agreements signed but not approved by the court. An attempt is made to identify certain features of the legal force of a judicial decision on the refusal to approve a settlement agreement. Special approaches are justified to resolve some specific issues arising in the distribution of court costs.