In his Settlement and Compromise column, Thomas E.L. Dewey, a member of Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, writes that The majority and more recent rule in federal courts is that settlement agreements are to be treated like any other document, that is, that Rule 26's relevancy standard applies to the disclosure of settlement documents - even those expressly containing a confidentiality provision.
The Not-So-Confidential Confidential Settlement Agreement
New York Law Journal
January 29, 2013
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