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Can I disclose terms of a settlement when I don't accept it?

I've been involved in a Mass Tort lawsuit against a drug company for several years. Recently, a confidential settlement agreement was reached between the law firm representing me and the drug company. ...
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Are NDA's that include illegal activity legally binding?

With the recent outpouring of sexual assault allegations, I've been hearing the phrase "Non-disclosure agreement," thrown around quite frequently. Suppose a woman is sexually assaulted at work, and ...
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Is an excessive NDA legal?

My daughter is a college student and is applying for an internship. The small "socially conscious" company, which has about 5 or 10 employees, is asking her to sign an NDA that looks way over the top ...
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Can code logic be copyrighted?

Scenario: I work at company A and write some code for them which is something trivial but used in a product that is proprietary and hence the code is company property. Then I leave the company A and ...
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NDA information in the newspaper

In the united states information that is protected by NDA agreements are more and more frequently appearing in new papers and new publications. Why cant the news publication be held liable for the ...
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On what basis did the UK courts prevent the media from publishing stories on Philip Green's behaviour?

Allegations of various sorts of inappropriate behaviour were made by several employees of Philip Green. These claims were settled and the settlements included NDAs. There is no allegation that these ...
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NDA for Take Home Challenge

As a part of an interview process, I've been asked to solve a take home challenge. Before I can access the data, I've been asked to sign a NDA. The NDA is generic stuff which says everything belongs ...
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Can I use confidential information provided under an NDA for other work?

Let's say that ABC Inc provided me some confidential information (CI) for a potential contract that never went through. Now XYZ Inc has approached me and asked to work on this contract with them. ...
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NDA and Applying for Unemployment

Is information required for an Unemployment application exempt from NDAs? I signed one when I was hired, agreeing not to discuss my employer (a celebrity, hence the NDA), employment, separation, etc. ...
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Talking about a crime after a non-disclosure agreement [duplicate]

Let's say I have this scenario. I commited a crime. No one has caught me yet. Another person catches me. We agree to sign a non-disclosure agreement. That person ends up speaking out about my crime....
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An company want me to sign an NDA before I go to a job interview at their facilities

I have been invited to a face-to-face interview at a company. Before going, I am "obliged" to sign an NDA. This is the private sector and an entertainment company. Why on Earth would I go into such a ...
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Forced to sign NDA or no notice period [closed]

Context: I currently live in India and working remotely as a Software Engineer for a Dutch company since August 2018. I have got a residence permit for the Netherlands starting next month and was ...
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Claiming Stolen Information in an NDA

Set Up: A unilateral NDA is created in the state of Rhode Island between a Receiving Party and a Disclosing Party. This is a basic patent NDA that grants the Receiving Party the ability to see the un-...
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Is there a “standard template” NDA contract that covers a majority of businesses requiring protection of proprietary information?

The following paragraph stood out as unusual for an NDA that a friend was asked to sign: “Terms and Termination. This Agreement shall terminate two (2) year(s) after the Effective Date. The ...
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What options are available to plaintiff if defendant breaks NDA and goes ahead with deal on their own?

I work on acquisitions/sales of companies. I showed ABC Co. ownership a potential acquisition (XYZ Co.) that they passed on. A few months later, ABC Co. themselves was for sale. ABC's private equity ...
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Can I ask for disclosure of CCTV to be used in Appeal against Possession order in UK

A district Judge made an unfair and biased possession order to make me homeless despite I provided large volume of evidence such as digitally dated photos, Facebook photos, over than 8 neighbours ...
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How to interpret this paragraph from an MNDA in context with Ohio law?

The following paragraph was included in a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement template between two technology companies. The Parties agree that the disclosing Party will suffer irreparable injury if ...
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Can a business ask emergency responders to sign an NDA before/after entering their facility?

The company I work for has some very intense trade secret and intellectual property in its HQ. If police, fire, medical were called and needed access to certain areas of the facility were this ...
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When are contracts (like NDAs) binding? [duplicate]

I have a Great Idea™ and I've found a trustworthy individual who can help me realize this. We're both private citizens in differing nations with no current employers. If I get them to sign an NDA, do ...
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Interpretation of this Purpose clause in an NDA

I'm a contractor and have come to familiarise myself with the standard wording that comes with most NDAs. I perform contract programming work for companies overseas and access their IP to perform my ...
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Are there examples of confidentiality clauses which still allow some public disclosures?

Speaking about typical IT contract - I'm looking for an inspiration on how to create a confidentiality clause that's not that strict. It should cover 2 points of view: contractor wants to have right ...
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Is it possible for a party to a contract to use a mutual NDA primarily to constrain the other party?

I am more regularly entering in meetings in which my group and others need to collaborate on technical details, while protecting our respective intellectual property. Typically we sign mutual non-...
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What does Per: Mean on an NDA?

I Have received an NDA I need to sign, it seems straight forward enough although there is one part i'm unsure of, on the last page there is the section where your witness signs, and you sign, but ...
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If US military found an extraterrestrial and didn't tell the president, is it legal to inform him?

Many years ago I watched a film where US military found an extraterrestrial biological entity (an "alien") and used it for experiments. The president denied that aliens exist, and later, during ...
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Minor in Disclosing Party of an NDA

In an NDA, the Disclosing Party made a clause that any and all ideas generated by the Disclosing Part and labelled confidential are the property of the Disclosing Property and cannot be released ...
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Non Disclosure Agreement

I was contacted by an employer by phone. He said that he had found my CV online and liked it very much. He told about his idea ( a software program) and said that he is setting up a team, though there ...
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Default Governing State for NDA

If an NDA does not list the governing state in the terms, what is the default state that governs if legal action is taken? Which state has jurisdiction? (Parties reside in two different states)
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Why is the FBI raiding the house of a whistleblower over leaked SAT questions? Wouldn't that be a civil matter?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-college-sat-fbi-idUSKCN112009 How did this case trigger FBI involvement?
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Are NDAs enforceable if they require violating copyright?

As NDAs and copyright violation usually do not go together, I'll provide some background: Suppose that a company, we'll call them Olio, created a smartwatch that uses publicly available computer code ...
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Can I be sued for violating an NDA if I refund what I was paid?

I have a client who ordered art from me that they asked be private between us, due to it's embarrassing nature. The extent of the agreement was "Don't post this online" to which I said "Okay." My ...
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Australia: Can a NDA be broken to show evidence in court?

If a defendant says they have documents proving their case but will only show if a non-disclosure is signed and assuming the documents fail to vindicate the defendant, can I break the NDA and use ...
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Can an NDA be legally valid if there's agreement to not disclose real information?

Say two parties agree to an NDA, but the NDA has a special addendum that tells the other party that they cannot reveal real information about the first party (the provider) to anyone, including the ...
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File a patent disclosure after paper publication

We were trying to file a patent, but unfortunately delayed the submission of the disclosure. Now the paper is accepted by the conference, not yet published. However, we uploaded the paper in advanced ...
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Trade secret and NDA not signed

I know a trade secret must be kept secret. It can be shared with a third party if the third party signs a legally binding NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before being told about the trade secret. ...
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Email commitment possibly broken by big company

So here is the story: I email company A asking for a specific service they provide. They tell me to describe my idea and I ask explicitly for confidentiality (but not NDA just expressed) which was ...
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Follow up on interpreting a paragrapgh from an MNDA in context to Ohio law [closed]

This is a follow up question from the following stack exchange question found below: How to interpret this paragraph from an MNDA in context with Ohio law? I would like the paragraph to convey that ...
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Question about NDA Term

I am currently reviewing our company's NDA templates and came across the following term: This Agreement shall remain effective for six (6) months from the Effective Date. All obligations of the ...
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Does this section of my NDA state that my company could take legal action against me if I were compelled to testify against them?

My companies NDA has this line Individuals shall not, directly or indirectly, disseminate, make available, disclose, or use any reason other than performance of their job with the Company, any ...
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Is it legal and (legally) feasible to secretly hire a contestant on a reality TV show to pull off a fake personality?

I've noticed in the first and second season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice", there were some characters who I sort of felt might be paid by Trump to act outrageous and pull certain stunts in order ...
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The order of operations for getting a trade secret document signed

I was thinking about how to properly create a valid trade secret confidentiality contract, and am wondering about some possible loopholes that are present. The order of operations I started by ...
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Would a non-complete clause apply to oversea job searches?

A few years ago I signed a NDA with a non-compete clause when joining my current company in the United States. The NDA is stated to be enforceable where permitted by law. Since then I’ve moved to ...
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Safeguarding Suggestions?

Background: I have an idea how to improve a service offered by multiple companies but was wondering what’s to stop a company from turning me down and taking my idea for themselves. I would like to ...
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Examples of date interpretation in NDA

I have received an NDA so that I can become part of a software project as a developer. Most of the clauses seems reasonable except for two parts that I'm slightly worried about. Could you give an ...
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Protecting oneself from NDA and other forms

I am blogger and product reviewer. As such I deal with a lot of prototype products, and "insider" information. There are times when I am asked to sign a Nondisclosure Form or something similar and I ...
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Does an emailed promise of confidentiality constitute an NDA?

I have a product idea and very rough prototype I want to take to a local 3D print/prototyping company to have a higher fidelity version made. I would of course not want them to make the 3D model ...
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What does the “independent development” statement mean within this NDA?

I was confronted the following chapter named "independent development" The Disclosing Party understands that the Receiving Party may currently or in the future be developing information ...
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Are damages in non-disclosure agreements regarding illegal acts enforceable? [duplicate]

The question arises because of reading that a famous music artist had hushed up instances of sex with a minor through the use of non-disclosure agreements. Making these enforceable in a civil setting ...
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Leaving company and wiping personal data

I am new here please help and answer my question. In case you are leaving the company, you worked for, if you wipe your personal data such an email you logged on or data like the logs of the websites ...
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Example of a real-world (sophisticated) NDA (perhaps in the technology field)

In reading cases such as these: LEADFACTORS, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Space Data Corp. v. X I am wondering what the NDA exactly looks like. I would like to know if, generally, there is a way to ...
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NDA non-compete [closed]

I'm starting a startup with classmates and we're asked to sign a NDA. I have a prior project I'm working potentially targeting the same market and I was asked to join their team to develop their idea. ...