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the following is a settlement agreement from rocket laywer.. I put in my info etc.. not sure what the end parts are about the lawyers? what do you think? also it had a confidential part.. but not "non disclosure" part. Every sample "non disclosure clause" I found mentioned not telling business secrets etc..( not sure that's relevant?) any feed back will be appreciated! ( its all jumbled together for some reason? )
Settlement and Release Agreement This Settlement and Release Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into on August 15, 2013 by and between Astrid Matheis, hereinafter ("Complainant"), 711 Fernandez Juncos San Juan, PR 00907, and The Palace Hostel ("defendent") 666 calle suau San Juan PR 00907, hereinafter of _________________, san juan, ________________ 00907.. This Agreement is effective upon full execution.
A. Defendant denies and continues to deny in every particular the claims of Complainant in connection with the action described above. B. The parties desire to bring the action described above to a conclusion, and to avoid the further costs and expenses incident to its prosecution and defense. The making of this Agreement shall not be deemed an admission of any liability or wrongdoing whatsoever on the part of Complainant or Defendant.
Therefore, the parties agree as follows:
AGREEMENT Payments Defendant shall pay to Complainant $565.50 within 10 days of receipt by Defendant's counsel of this Agreement signed by Complainant, by way of "payroll" all of which shall be deposited By Direct Deposit to Complainant's account. The payment shall be deemed to include and settle all claims in connection with this matter including attorney fees, alleged debts and statutory penalties. Complainant shall execute the necessary documents and take all steps necessary to dismiss with prejudice the action described above.
Complainant, on behalf of himself and his heirs, hereby releases and forever discharges as applicable Defendant and Defendant's parents, subsidiaries, franchisors, franchisees, and affiliated companies, and each of their former and present agents, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, and insurers, as well as their heirs and assigns (collectively "Releasees"), from any and all claims of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown and whether before a court or an arbitrator (hereinafter called "claims") that Complainant has and may hereafter have against Releasees because of any alleged acts or omissions whatsoever from the beginning of time to the date of the execution of this Agreement. The "claims" released under this Agreement include but are not limited to, any and all claims between Complainant and Defendant. Any other statutory or non-statutory tort or contractual claim; Any claim of a violation of any federal, state, municipal, or local statute, ordinance, or regulation pertaining to the cause of action. Complainant understands that a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.
The parties agree all facts and circumstances surrounding the dispute resolved by this Agreement and the existence, terms, conditions, and negotiation of this Agreement shall be kept strictly confidential.Any disclosure in violation of this section shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement.
Any dispute arising out of an alleged breach of this Agreement, specifically including the confidentiality provision mentioned above, shall be settled by binding arbitration before the judicial arbitration and mediation services, the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and conclusive. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Litigation costs and Attorney Fees
Complainant acknowledges that payment to him of the amount set forth in the paragraph title Payments above is for costs and full settlement of all claims released herein. The parties shall each bear all other costs and expenses, including litigation costs and attorneys fees that they have and will incur up to and in the execution and administration of this Agreement. Representations and warranties Complainant represents and warrants that there has been no assignment or transfer of any interest in the claims that he may have against Releasees, and Complainant agrees to indemnify and hold Releasees harmless from any liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, and attorneys- fees incurred by Releasees as a result of any asserted interest in the claims that he may now have or have had at any time against Releasees if such interest is acquired by assignment, transfer, or otherwise. Complainant represents and warrants that, except for the action described in paragraph a above, and his pending workers' compensation claim, he has not filed or instituted any claim before any court, administrative agency, arbitrator, or other tribunal against Releasees. Complainant further covenants that he shall not institute or maintain any other claim against Releasees arising from any facts occurring prior to the execution of this Agreement. Complainant agrees that he shall neither apply for, nor accept, employment with any of Releasees in the future. Complainant agrees that if he obtains such employment, this Agreement shall constitute good and just cause, as a matter of law, for termination of such employment. Complainant also agrees that if he submits an application for employment with Releasees, this Agreement shall constitute good and just cause, as a matter of law, for rejection of such application. The parties agree that in the event of any dispute or proceeding concerning this Agreement, its validity, interpretation, enforcement, or breach, the prevailing party shall recover reasonable attorneys- fees and costs in connection with any such dispute.
The parties agree that _________________ law shall govern the construction, interpretation, and enforcement of this Agreement.
The parties agree that if any term, provision, covenant, or condition of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.
The parties agree that this Agreement contains the entire Agreement of the parties hereto, and supersedes all other Agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, covering the subject matter hereof. The parties warrant that there are no representations, Agreements, arrangements, or understandings, oral or written, between them relating to the subject matter contained in this Agreement which are not fully expressed herein.
Amendments or Modifications
The parties agree that any amendments or modifications to this Agreement shall be deemed null and void unless such amendments and modifications are in writing and signed by Complainant and by the president of Defendant.
COMPLAINANT _____________________________________________ ________________________ Astrid Matheius Date
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in this state and I hereby represent and declare: 1) I have fully explained this Settlement and Release Agreement to Defendant, who in turn acknowledged to me an understanding of said Settlement and Release Agreement and the legal effect thereof and 2) the signature of the Defendant on this Settlement and Release Agreement was personally made by him/her. _____________________________________________ ______________________________ _________________ Date
DEFENDANT _____________________________________________ ______________________________ The Palace Hostel Date
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in this state and I hereby represent and declare: 1) I have fully explained this Settlement and Release Agreement to Defendant, who in turn acknowledged to me an understanding of said Settlement and Release Agreement and the legal effect thereof and 2) the signature of the Defendant on this Settlement and Release Agreement was personally made by him/her.
_____________________________________________ ______________________________ _________________ Date
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