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Privilege: What Happens if Your Plus-One Joins the Conversation?

By Stephanie Cousineau, lawyer. How often in life do you feel like you’re having a conversation that’s really “in the vault”? Most of us have been burned by having our secrets leaked by friends and used against us, and maybe it’s too much to expect that our social connections will keep everything on the down-low. […]

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Was it Worth It? Jan Wong’s Costly Breach of Confidentiality

When settling a wrongful dismissal claim out of court, employees are typically asked by their employer to sign a release or agreement that outlines the settlement terms. Such documents often impose an obligation of confidentiality on the employee, whereby she agrees not to disclose to anyone the details of the parties’ settlement. The incentive for […]

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