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Civil Practice – Damages – Settlement – Setoff – Mediation Confidentiality – Tort/Negligence – Slip & Fall (access required)

This opinion has been withdrawn. Even though mediation proceedings are confidential, a settlement agreement reached in mediation is not confidential under Rule 8, SCADR. The trial court should have considered the settlement agreement to determine whether defendant was entitled to a setoff pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 15-38-50. We reverse the trial court’s denial of defendant’s ...

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