Oakland, CA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California

Q: $495 as a minimum settlement amount paid to you for release of your claims, after any attorney fees due. Can anyone expl

Why is this atterny wanting me to approve this on an e mail if I already signed a contract

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It's common for attorneys to seek approval via email for settlement amounts to ensure that all parties are in agreement and to have a clear record of consent. Even if you signed a contract, your attorney might need your confirmation for specific terms or changes, particularly if they are time-sensitive or negotiated differently from the original terms.

In your case, approving a $495 minimum settlement amount ensures that you understand and agree to the resolution before proceeding. This step helps avoid any misunderstandings and ensures that both you and your attorney are on the same page regarding the settlement terms.

If you have concerns or need further clarification, it's important to communicate with your attorney. Make sure you understand all the details and implications of the settlement before giving your approval. This can help you make an informed decision and protect your interests.

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