A Best Practices Primer for Drafting Settlement Agreements

, New York Law Journal

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Scott M. Himes, a partner of Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman, writes: A well-crafted settlement agreement should be in every litigator's toolbox. Nonetheless, we have all received from opposing counsel a proposed agreement that is inadequate. And there are countless cases where a settlement agreement itself becomes the basis for a lawsuit, resulting in the parties' litigating over an agreement that had "settled" their dispute.

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