M E M O
TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Gerhard Raedeke
RE: Last Minute Settlements and Plea Changes
Judge Vukelic has written the Committee with concerns about last minute settlements and plea changes. Should trial courts be given the authority to assess costs against parties, who without justification, wait until the last minute to settle or plead guilty?
In the material following are a couple of alternative proposals for the Committee's consideration.