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Confidentiality Agreements

The "Do Your Own Work" Ethic Is a Thing of the Past

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

For those who haven't carried their own weight before, it's going to be an ugly reality check when they get to their first real jobs and are expected to "do your own work." Since universities are telling them to share everything, it's up to parents and businesses to disabuse them of that notion.

Deaths Caused by Corporations Are Punished by Taking It Out of Their Allowance

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Absent some examples of severe individual punishments, corporations' sales will continue to be more important than safety and profits more important than people. There must be a stronger deterrent and more severe punishment than taking it out of their allowance.

Should Secret Settlements Be Allowed to Conceal Dangerous Products?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

What is needed is an ethical rule that prohibits lawyers from demanding or accepting confidentiality as a condition of settlement if there is a good faith belief that a product is defective and dangerous.

Why Do We Permit the Payment of Hush Money to Conceal Wrongdoing?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

I have been railing for years against secret settlements in civil matters that conceal information which the public has a right to know. My ire was re...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Secret Settlement Agreements

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

No matter how these claims play out on the political stage, the practice of hiding wrongdoing through the avenue of non-disclosure settlements agreements is worthy of further consideration.