Legal policy has a long history of protecting the confidentiality of the negotiations that produce for processing. However, in recent decades there has been a significant push towards openness. Persuasive arguments support Confidentiality: It helps to promote honest discussion is involved in sensitive material and can make settlements possible. On the other hand, has ethical concerns in which the public health and safety are involved prompted some states have laws that pass through the disclosure … Read more »

Legal policy has a long history of protecting the confidentiality of the negotiations that produce for processing. However, in recent decades there has been a significant push towards openness. Persuasive arguments support Confidentiality: It helps to promote honest discussion is involved in sensitive material and can make settlements possible. On the other hand, ethical concerns is where the public health and safety are involved prompted some states have laws that pass the disclosure of settlement agreements or to revise their procedures on the confidentiality of discovery, security measures and the sealing of litigation records. This case summarizes the legal and ethical debate. It identifies the key issues about confidentiality in settlement negotiations and illustrates them with some examples.
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Michael A. Wheeler,
Dana Nelson,
Gillian Morris
6 pages.
Release Date: 9 January 2004. Prod #: 904 057 PDF-ENG
Confidentiality of Settlement Negotiations: Ethics & Law HBR case solution

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