This article Canada: When All Is Said And Done: Final Releases provides a general overview of full and final releases, distinguishing between two types: subrogated and direct releases.
It also discusses when and why certain clauses would be used in a release, namely the “claims over” clause which protects a settling defendant from direct or indirect claims by a plaintiff, and the “confidentiality” clause, which is typically accompanied by a “non-disparagement” clause. Read more by clicking the link above.
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