This decision rejects Christine Chui’s argument that she should not be bound by a settlement of a suit brought against her by other children of the same deceased parents, claiming that she had committed elder abuse against the parents and had, as trustee of their inter vivos trust, misappropriated the trust’s funds.  The settlement agreement was not procedurally unconscionable.  The terms of the settlement were read into the record in Christine’s presence at a hearing in which she was represented by three attorneys, and she acknowledged that she understood all terms of the settlement and had had enough time to speak with her attorneys about them.  Also, the settlement terms were not substantively unconscionable.  Christine gave up a lot, but the suit against her had a chance of succeeding, and if it did, she would lose much more.  Christine’s argument to the contrary was based on a misinterpretation of Prob. Code 259 which treats an heir guilty of elder abuse against the decedent as if she predeceased him–but only with respect to money the trust or estate receives from an action for that elder abuse, and not with respect to the rest of the estate or trust assets.