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Normally in a case like this the judge in the new case (or the judge in the old one) can order the case "unsealed" for use between the parties.
I'd be glad to take a look at the settlement agreement if you have it and can attach it in PDF format or you can just type the language you are curious about in here and I'll give you my thoughts.
You can attach it to this thread. I'm not sure what your screen looks like, mine are different, but there used to be a paperclip showing above where you type responses and you can attach the document using that paperclip. It needs to be in PDF format though.
The Word documents don't let me look at them online and I got a virus on the computer last year downloading a document from a customer.
You can open that doc in Word and then save it as a PDF and then attach it.
I'm here. Had to step away for a minute
That document really doesn't tell us much.
However, what will happen is the lawyer will make a motion to unseal the other file and will likely make the motion "under seal" as well. Then, the court will hear both side's arguments, if the other side opposes the motion, and will likely unseal the file and allow the evidence to be examined. Then, the court can seal the file again as well as sealing the file on the new case.
It is even possible that the lawyer will file the new case inside the old case, although that's not as likely.
Either way, the judge will make the decision on whether or not to allow the evidence in and that relieves either party of the issue of them violating the order and agreement since a judge will have issued the ruling.