欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Nadia:I'm not sure about this civil lawsuit.
I don't want a long trial.
Andre:Relax. This case will never go to trial.
For disputes of this kind, neither party wants to fight it out in court, so we almost always reach a settlement.
Nadia:If we do go to court, the legal fees could skyrocket.
I couldn't afford that.
Andre:If we reach a settlement, you won't have to worry too much about that.
Nadia:All right, but what if they don't want to admit wrongdoing?
Andre:If we reach a settlement, they don't need to.
They'll simply pay out.
Nadia:Even if they don't admit it, at least I'll be able to talk freely about it.
Andre:Well, that might be a problem.
Many settlements require confidentiality-from both parties.
Nadia:You mean if I settle, I can't talk about it?
Andre:If there is a confidentiality clause, you'd be in breach of contract if you discussed the settlement.
Nadia:I didn't know that.
You mean I can't talk about what they did to me without getting my day in court?
Andre:That's the long and short of it.
Nadia:I guess justice is blind–but only for the rich!