Suppose a have a non-disparagement agreement with corporation X. I happen to discover that someone (John) in a different state has filed a class action lawsuit against X. I have information that may be helpful to John, but John may or may not know that it is there.

Now clearly, from what I read, if they were to ask me for this information during the discovery, I would be able (required in fact) to provide it. My question is this: Am I allowed to contact John out-of-the-blue and provide him with, or at least direct him towards, this information?


Providing or directing John towards the information would breach the agreement. Even making John aware that you exist may do so.

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