English translation: reached / concluded a settlement
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I agree that "to netotiate a settlement" usually means that the matter was therewith put to rest. However, for the courtroom setting I prefer to say "conclude" or "reach" to make it perfectly clear that after all points were negotiated, final consensus was granted by both parties. I interpret in court often enough to appreciate such a distinction. Grüße!
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negotiated/agreed a settlement
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CArcher Germany Local time: 23:45 Native speaker of: German