CA Civ Proc Code Section 1002


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a confidential settlement agreement is prohibited in any civil action the factual foundation for which establishes a cause of action for civil damages for an act that may be prosecuted as a felony sex offense.


Subdivision (a) does not preclude an agreement preventing the defendant or any person acting on his or her behalf from disclosing any medical information or personal identifying information, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 530.5 of the Penal Code, regarding the victim of the felony sex offense or of any information revealing the nature of the relationship between the victim and the defendant. This subdivision shall not be construed to limit the right of a crime victim to disclose this information.


Subdivision (a) does not apply to or affect the ability of the parties to enter into a settlement agreement or stipulated agreement that requires the nondisclosure of the amount of any money paid in a settlement of a claim.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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