Contract terms do not bind attorneys when they sign only as agreeing to form and content. Unless an attorney signs as a party, no contract exists between the attorney and the aggrieved party.
In Monster Energy Company v. Schechter, an attorney and his firm argued successfully that they could not breach a settlement agreement when the attorney signed only as to form and content. Despite prevailing on this claim, the court cautioned attorneys against disclosing settlement terms.
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