Terms Used In Florida Statutes 771.06

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
All contracts and instruments of every kind, name, nature or description, which may hereafter be executed within this state in payment, satisfaction, settlement or compromise of any claim or cause of action abolished or barred by this law, whether such claim or cause of action arose within or without this state, are hereby declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and absolutely void. It shall be unlawful to cause, induce or procure any person to execute such a contract or instrument; or cause, induce or procure any person to give, pay, transfer or deliver any money or thing of value in payment, satisfaction, settlement or compromise of any such claim or cause of action; or to receive, take, or accept any such money or thing of value as such payment, satisfaction, settlement, or compromise. It shall be unlawful to commence or cause to be commenced, either as party or attorney, or as agent or otherwise in behalf of either, in any court of this state, any proceeding or action seeking to enforce or recover upon any such contract or instrument, knowing it to be such, whether the same shall have been executed within or without this state; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the payment, satisfaction, settlement, or compromise of any causes of action which are not abolished or barred by this law, or any contracts or instruments heretofore executed, or to the bona fide holder in due course of any negotiable instrument which may be hereafter executed.