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  •  This is not a "gag order" (1+ / 0-)
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    Now, no wonder gag orders like this are so common.
    A gag order is issued by a judge.  This is a confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement, and you will find similar clauses in virtually EVERY settlement agreement.  These clauses often have exceptions for lawful orders and operation of law.  In other words, if another case is filed by the family's former neighbors and a judge rules that the documents and testimony of this family are "discoverable," then they would have to produce the documents and give testimony regardless of what the settlement agreement says.

    Save your outrage for something that truly deserves it.

    I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use -- Galileo Galilei

    by ccyd on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 09:00:59 AM PDT

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