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Settlement Agreement Must Clearly Describe the Claims Covered by the Agreement

A good settlement agreement should clearly define the effect the agreement will have on future and current claims, and whether it applies to all claims between the parties, or only those claims arisin...

Duress Should not Be Used to Obtain a Signature to Settlement Agreement

Hollywood and Oscar nominated star Terrence Howard cried in court about his wife's threats to release his private medical information. During acrimonious divorce proceedings, Howard was contacted by h...

$800,000 Purchases University’s Release From Sexual Assault Litigation

A settlement is beneficial to the defendant in two distinctive ways. It terminates the legal action, and permits the defendant to end the litigation without admitting to any wrongdoing. The article...

Settling Is Not Admitting

A settlement does not have to be an admission of wrongdoing. Most settlement agreements contain a statement that the settlement does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing. This is done to help pro...

Release Negotiation Strategies Are Important

The purpose of a settlement agreement is to “bury the hatchet” between the parties once and for all. The justice system encourages settlement as it avoids trials. However, it is essential for both...

Scope of Release Is Crucial to Settlement Agreement

A good settlement agreement should clearly define the effect the agreement will have on future and current claims, and whether it applies to all claims between the parties, or only those claims arisin...
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