Sorry, Dad

Father gets released from his position at a school. Sues for age discrimination. Settles, signing a confidentiality agreement.

Daughter posts a comments on Facebook telling the world her father had won the suit. Father says goodbye to $80,000 settlement.

Whether it’s J.K. Rowlings’ lawyers’ wife who tweeted a pseudonym, or Edward Snowden releasing a bunch of documents, violations of obligations of confidentiality can be troubling for the violator. And third parties are a special problem.

“Daughter’s Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000,” Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2014 A6 http://on.wsj.com/NSwxpB

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