Chapter 4. Accord and Satisfaction - California Civil Code Section 1525

1525.  It is the public policy of this State, in the best interests
of the taxpayer and of the litigant, to encourage fair dealing and to
promote justice by reducing litigated matters to the lowest level of
   In case of a dispute over total money due on a contract and it is
conceded by the parties that part of the money is due, the debtor may
pay, without condition, the amount conceded to be due, leaving to
the other party all remedies to which he might otherwise be entitled
as to any balance claimed.
   If any conditions are attached to the payment, this section shall
not be deemed to have limited the remedies available to the other
party under other provisions of law on the original amount claimed.

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