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No Take-Backs on Civil Settlement, 6th Circuit Rules

When is it too late to take back a federal court settlement? Can you unwind it when you realize you made a mistake about the terms? What about when the terms are not equitable? Don't the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provide for "any other reason that justifies relief?"......
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