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Re: Settlements


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Settlements
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:29:58 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> 
> On 2/26/2010 10:07 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > When was the last time that plaintiffs in a GPL case filed a
> > (confidential) settlement to the court to be rolled into a
>  > court order?
> 
> What for?

This is done so that the court which was initially assigned the case may
retain jurisdiction over it. The court is then free to modify its order
as necessary to achieve justice in the case, and a party that breaches
the settlement may be held in contempt of court, rather than facing only
a civil claim for the breach. In cases where confidentiality is required
by the parties, the court order may refer to another document which is
not disclosed, but which may be revealed to prove a breach of the
settlement.

End Quote.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlement_(litigation)>

regards,
alexander.

P.S. "I'm insufficiently motivated to go set up a GNU/Linux system 
so that I can do the builds."

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P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

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