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2017 California Code
Civil Code - CIV
DIVISION 3 - OBLIGATIONS
PART 1 - OBLIGATIONS IN GENERAL
TITLE 4 - EXTINCTION OF OBLIGATIONS
CHAPTER 6 - Release
Universal Citation: CA Civ Code § 1542 (2017)
A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.
(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2005.)
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