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Covenant Not to Sue, Releases

While not as common as a contractual release of claims, a contract may contains a covenant not to sue. Despite it being technically different, Missouri courts generally consider a covenant not to sue a release for purposes of determining its legal effect. Montrose Sav. Bank v. Landers, 675 S.W.2d 668, 670-71 (Mo. Ct. App. 1984).

To the extent there is any disagreement on the scope and extent of the release and/or covenant not to sue, the Court analyzes the language of the contract in light of all surrounding facts and circumstances under which the parties acted. Id.

Contact regarding contracts, releases, covenants not to sue and/or breach of contract claims.