Code Section

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3273]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )
  

PART 1. OBLIGATIONS IN GENERAL [1427 - 1543]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 4. EXTINCTION OF OBLIGATIONS [1473 - 1543]

  ( Title 4 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 6. Release [1541 - 1543]
  ( Chapter 6 enacted 1872. )

  
1542.  

A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 157, Sec. 2. (SB 1431) Effective January 1, 2019.)