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Legal research: confidentiality in settlement terms | Alternative Dispute Resolution

  

2. Some negotiations that result in settlement agreement prohibit the parties from revealing any of the settlement terms.

a. Do courts in your jurisdiction (Iowa Jurisdiction District 2) (or nearby jurisdiction) support confidentiality of settlement agreements?

b. Are there any instances where the court would order the record to be unsealed? 

c. What is the court’s rationale for making the records available?

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