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Is it customary for the receiving party to pay all damages,

Is it customary for the receiving party to pay all damages, court cost, filing fees, and attorney fees if a confidentiality agreement is breached?

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Last December ,as a cost savings, fired me at the age of 72.

Last December ,as a cost savings, fired me at the age of 72. In January, I went to work for a competitor.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I had signed a somewhat vague non compete and confidentiality agreement. There has been no objection to my going to work for a competitor, but they consider any and everything confidential.....very security oriented. They did however neglect to remove the access to their central computer from my personal laptop. What am I obligated to do, if anything?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I received a letter from them reminding me that the agreement is in effect. They have lost a couple of order to me. I should like to have the thing removed but I cannot delete it since I do not have authority.

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I need help wording the clause below. The reason for it is

I need help wording the clause below. The reason for it is that I can't have Barty B telling anyone that both parties have or are speaking. Looking forward to your advice.Parties shall not discuss or make public outside of parties key stakeholders, that a conversation exists in which Party A is in discussion with Party B regarding ________. Party B agree that if the market was to become aware of such communications that it would cause irreparable damage to Party A.

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Someone falsified his identity with intent to bait and

Someone falsified his identity with intent to bait and damage my reputation. He emailed me saying he was a private investigator and to call him. So I did and then he just posted a video showing private emails of mine and plays the voicemail recording I left on his machine without my permission. He can't legally post voicemail and other people's private emails can he?

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Roger

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Question For Lawyer: Expert Witness Question: I've been

Question For Lawyer:Expert Witness Question:I've been asked to provide a list of deposition and trial testimony.I have also reviewed records for many cases and prepared oral or written reports for cases which settled before any deposition, or which the atty decided not to pursue based on my opinion.Question: How much info about a case I've worked on I am legally permitted to disclose. Including depositions I've testified in, court testimony appearances, cases that settled before my deposition, document reviews.Should I list the Law practice, the year and name of the case ( eg Smith v. Jones), or the basics of the case e.g. "brain damage after staircase collapse, etc."Thank you.

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I was a CPA and tax preparer for a commercial real estate

I was a CPA and tax preparer for a commercial real estate client in 2009. I retired in 2010 due to glaucoma and the client retained a new tax preparer. The taxpayer was subject to an IRS audit in either 2013, 2014, and I was summoned with a third party summons. I worked with the client's attorney and I appeared in an IRS interview in May 2015. The client's attorney was present, as was several IRS agents. I provided truthful information to the IRS that day. I have not heard from the IRS or the attorney since then. I have always had a good relationship with this client, even after I retired.After retirement, I purchased a business who rents property from the client. Since the testimony, the client has been getting increasingly hostile toward me, and in June 2016 changed business practices on my payment of rent to him (my company is very cyclical, and he always allowed me to fall behind in our slow months, but get caught up in our busier months. In this case, he waited until the highest month I fall behind, June, to tell me I owe him all due rent or he would file suit), and told me that he would make sure I went out of business and bankrupt. He was very agitated, and I felt threatened. After he stormed out, his wife turned to me and said "We should have put you out of business a year ago". He has subsequently filed suit, but unfortunately, in Missouri retaliation is not a defense in a rent case. Before I was served with the suit, I had made an offer to vacate the premises in a timely manner and pay the rent due over time. Right after the offer, the wife had asked for proprietary information to evaluate the offer. I provided the information, and they promptly have gone out and shared the proprietary information with my competitors and telling them I will be out of business by next month. They have also discussed my business with my clients who have called them to discuss the situation.My questions is this...Is there provisions or protections afforded me in this situation. I have contacted the IRS, but have not heard back from them yet. Can we do something in a civil case?Thank you.

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I was recently offered a job from a medical lab as a

I was recently offered a job from a medical lab as a distributor/rep and am to be paid a percentage of gross revenues, my question is as to whether this is legal or perhaps considered fee splitting.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a question regarding breach of confidentiality and a

I have a question regarding breach of confidentiality and a "like" on a Facebook post--a post which comments directly about the settlement but does not give specifics. We are in Montana.

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Ely

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How strict are the courts when it comes to "frivolous" lawsuits?

How strict are the courts when it comes to "frivolous" lawsuits? I have a situation where an attorney is hiding behind the security of his title, he was an instrumental part of a conspiracy to have me declared legally incompetent, it's a long story. Including the attorney, there are five men. They hired another attorney to facilitate an "involuntary commitment" where they had a crooked doctor who was supposed to give me a psychological evaluation. I was taken to a hospital but they couldn't find the man to conduct the evaluation at the time and luckily another stepped in who cleared me of all charges. The attorney they hired had been told terrible things about me and wasn't supposed to listen to me but he did... And ended up being a great guy who was disturbed by what he had been through. He can't help me though because they made him sign a confidentiality agreement representing them and not me... But they say they hired him to "help" me... It doesn't make any sense. The four men are the trustees of my family trust and I can prove that the attorney was the one who hired this other attorney but he's now claiming that he "represents" the trustees and therefore cannot be held responsible for what his clients have done. He's also said that if I name him in the lawsuit then he will sue me for filing a frivolous lawsuit. Based on just what I've said here, would the courts agree? It's not just this commitment that they are responsible for, I've discovered over 20 false police reports and an attempt to appoint themselves guardian over me... I've definitely got the trustees on the hook but this lawyer seems pretty confident that he can't be held responsible.

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