California Civil Code Section 1542

1542. A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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