Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff Does Not Release Nonparties He Knows Nothing About When Settling With Defendants

Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff Does Not Release Nonparties He Knows Nothing About When Settling With Defendants

This week we look at a decision by Judge Posner for the Seventh Circuit which briefly examines whether a party can be held to release claims against entities that were not mentioned in settlement discussions. Our discussion also clarifies an often-cited proverb that has long left the blacksmith harshly done.

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