Did Brooke violate confidentiality by telling her husband what she told him? If so, does it matter that everything she told him is likely to come out in the news account anyway? Would it matter if she wouldn’t have used Frank’s name?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWas Jim wrong to have told Frank what he learned through the inadvertent disclosure? For the purposes of the former-client conflict of interest, when has someone become a client (and, therefore, deserving of the former-client protection)? When working in the legal department of a corporation, what steps should the paralegal take, upon discovering illegal behavior, to protect the client as well as the paralegal’s employment? When, if at all, could a firm represent one client who is suing another client? Why is solicitation more strictly regulated than advertising?
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