The toughest part of most settlement agreements is in a small, usually boilerplate paragraph, marked "CONFIDENTIALITY."
Usually when you settle, one party insists that the details of the settlement never be divulged to anyone, under pain of having to return the settlement.
It's a tough thing to ask of people. They've devoted untold hours and endless angst on a lawsuit and now it's over, and all they can say is: "I can't talk about it."
But living up to the agreement is critical. You can't mention it to your husband, or your mother, or anyone, because once the information is out, you have no idea where it is going to go. Just ask this girl.
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