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I see. Thank you for clarifying that, Aaron.No, you would not typically be risking liability by making an offer to help pay for the damages as settlement discussions are usually excluded from evidence in order to encourage parties to voluntarily resolve disputes rather than resort to litigation.In addition, if you made the offer contingent on the fact that you are not admitting liability and that you are making this offer in good faith even though you do no believe you are liable, and request that the buyer sign a release of claims in return for the compensation, that would typically protect you from any further legal action being taken.A release of claims is normally enforceable and would prevent a party from seeking any legal action, so it actually provides more assurance from future legal action than if you paid them nothing.
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