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Settlement terms did not include execution of release (access required)

Where the parties agreed in an email exchange to settle their suit, the term “settlement” was not ambiguous – it means “dismissal of this lawsuit” – and “no reasonable person would have attributed execution of a release to the term ‘settlement.’” Facts Cully sued Smith for damages arising from an automobile crash. Counsel for Travelers and State ...