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will company not release you? are you concerned they will pursue you for the repayment?
such repayments are rare and normally neither pursued or enforced by courts.
They are normally considered penalties and restraints on movement, which courts do not favor.
You should not be concerned. At most, company may send a letter asking for it, but not pursue by lawsuit.
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Even with this amount a lawsuit is not likely given courts rarely enforce and the legal fees.
Second, if you are ending the agreement early due to a material change in employment terms would be a further defense should company pursue the matter.
Courts normally consider this a penalty and a wrongful attempt to recoup compensation which has been fully paid and earned.