I do not recall the exact time frame, as I was not there, but roughly about 4-5 years back my dad stopped a cheque for a car mechanic because he was not satisfied with the service. Unfortunately mechanic ended up suing him. It has been quite some time and there is no resolution. I would like to help out my dad and get him out of this mess. The plaintiff is not ready to settle out of the court. We are willing to pay him off his dues and any other reasonable amount he demands. My dad's health is faltering and he no longer even owns that car. I really want to pull him out of this mess.
If the plaintiff is not willing to settle out of the court and if we are ready to pay any reasonable demand just so that it alleviates unnecessary stress from my dad, what would our options be? Can we request the judge stating we are willing to pay any reasonable amount judge decides or plaintiff demands? Can judge compell plaintiff to settle this way if the defendent appeals the court? Is there any other way out of this situation?
Your thoughtful insight into the matter would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.