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Trial court judgment ordering plaintiffs to execute and deliver a partial satisfaction of judgment is affirmed where: 1) Code of Civil Procedure sec. 877 is not applicable as it applies only to a settlement entered into with a co-tortfeasor before a verdict or judgment, and the settlement between the plaintiffs and defendants occurred after the judgment; 2) judicial estoppel does not apply here as the factual prerequisite to invoke the doctrine is not present; 3) the court correctly credited defendants with the partial satisfaction of judgment under Code of Civil Procedure section 724.110 (b); and 4) substantial evidence supported a finding that defendants are entitled to a credit against the judgment, and the court did not abuse its discretion in directing the plaintiffs to execute a partial satisfaction of judgment for that amount in equitable setoff.
APPEAL from an order of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, William F. Highberger, Judge. Affirmed.
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION EIGHT
Filed August 12, 2009
Before FLIER, J., RUBIN, Acting P.J., BENDIX, J.
Opinion by FLIER, J.
For Defendant: Benedon & Serlin, Gerald M. Serlin and Kelly R. Horwitz.