Legal experts say a 40-year gag order that bars discussion of the Fotis Dulos case, a deal to which Dulos’ two lead attorneys agreed on July 13, with the approval of a probate judge, is highly unusual for its length and attention to detail.

Bruce Rosen, a Florham Park, New Jersey, attorney who specializes in First Amendment and defamation cases, said the agreement between Dulos attorneys Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith and Dulos’s estate “is unusual.”