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Not So Fast: Limits of ‘Settlement Negotiation’ Protections

Padlock - contractIt’s far too simplistic to suggest that anything your company considers to be a “settlement negotiation” is going to be kept out of court, warns Joseph A. Schouten of Ward and Smith, P.A.

In an article on the firm’s website, he writes: “It’s important to understand the limits of the protections afforded to ‘settlement negotiations.’ Otherwise, your company may make a statement in what it believes to be a confidential ‘settlement negotiation’ only to have that statement used against it in court.”

In the article, he explores some of the common situations in which a company may fall into a trap if it doesn’t understand the rules regarding protections for settlement negotiations or communications.

Read the article.




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