I have a question regarding a confidentiality agreement and
I have a question regarding a confidentiality agreement and what the wording means.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
I am writing a book. I will collect real life stories from
Hi, I am writing a book. I will collect real life stories from people, and hide their names. How do I make sure that if I talk with someone in details about this book, they won't disclose information to others? I'm thinking of having them sign something before conversations, but I don't know what that's called. Will you give me the term for the paperwork and where I can find one or get guidance on how to create one? Thanks!
Any patent lawyers around? To encase my shoes, Not yet. I
Hi. Any patent lawyers around?JA: What's the invention's purpose?Customer: To encase my shoesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just wanna know if it's wise to have someone prototype it before I request a provisional patent. Should I have to prototyper sign a confidentiality agreement?
I'm looking at a contract to return the publication rights
I'm looking at a contract to return the publication rights for 3 of my novels back to me. There is a confidentiality agreement in it that is making me nervous. It is fairly simple:JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Forconfidentiality reasons, this agreement should not be discussed with anyone outside of (redacted) If either party reveals the details of this agreement, that party will be liable under Georgiastate law, for the breach of confidential and labilities incurred.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, this is the agreement. I havent signed it yet. I am concerned about signing as is.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Here's the rest of the agreement. It is very short: Upon payment of these return books, (redacted) will unpublish all digital copies andpaperback copies of all three books and remove the books from (redacted) within fortyeighthours. The company will also discard all paperback books and agree not to sell for profit.
Being sued by competing manufacturer company for defamation
Being sued by competing manufacturer company for defamation of there name and release of confidential information, as well as trade secrets by means of ex employee (myself). (Never signed a no compete). I started a 3rd party company that services there equipment.We thought us was going to be about money, but we got a settlement offer that includes having mused not working in the industry on there particular brand equipment for 5yrs. Can they get a judgment where rather than seek money damages they actually ask the court to not allow myself or even my employees to consult, service, sell any of there "branded" name equipment or open up, work for, another competing company?I see this like ford telling jiffy lube you can't change oil in a ford.Some equipment is 10-20yrs old that we service. I had planned on just closing the doors and selling my assets to a new company and going to work for them but clearly they want to stop that from happening as well.Can a judgment come down where a judge / jury would say sure, these people can't work on this equipment anymore. It's not like the manufacturer owns this equipment?
Distribution of recorded conversation to outside third
Distribution of recorded conversation to outside third parties?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Not Yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Recently, I had a disagreement with another local business owner over a transaction. The transaction went south. It was brought to my attention by another third-party that our conversation was recorded with my consent or knowledge and trying to use it against me. This was not in person. This was done via cell phone. We were both at home. I seen the email of the recorded conversation that was sent me by email in an audio file. This person who received the information isn't a law enforcement official or lawyer. I'm familiar with the Georgia Recording Law.But isn't it illegal for any person to divulge or distribute to any person the content or substance of any private message, photograph or communication without the consent of all parties involved.This is what Georgia Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-62(6) States. I'm I correct or being far-fetched?
Nj counselor informed by 19 year old male sexually assaulted
Nj counselor informed by 19 year old male sexually assaulted by uncle. Counselor advised to repot to police but client refused. Client has safe place and plans to leave state. Question is does counselor have obligation to report. Client self referred no legal issues pending.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: New Jersey .....yesterdayJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No as far as we know and client refused to report even with our assistanceJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Issue of respecting confidentiality of client who is 19.