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Name: People v. Bernal
Case #: B154169
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 08/13/2002
Subsequent History: None
Summary

A settlement agreement with, and a release of a defendant’s insurance company does not waive the People’s right to have a defendant pay restitution ordered as part of his sentence. The victim would be in an untenable position if forced to choose between a settlement offer from the insurance company for less than the amount of loss and preserving the possibility that defendant might pay the full amount of the loss.