‘Clandestine changes’ to legal release mean nothing, 7th Circuit finds

A plaintiff who made what he described as “clandestine changes” to a legal release is bound by the terms of the unedited version of the document, a federal appeals court held Tuesday.Before Donald Wayne Eastman signed the paperwork for a $25,000 settlement with medical device manufacturer Biomet Inc. in February 2015, he changed the wording without his lawyer’s knowledge. After receiving the money, Eastman …

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