Settlement Confidentiality; Spoliation Sanctions

, New York Law Journal

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In his Complex Litigation column, Michael Hoenig, a member of Herzfeld & Rubin, reviews a recent ruling which consolidated and decided motions to seal the settlement agreements reached in two separate lawsuits, revealing potential traps for the unwary who seek confidentiality of their settlements, and a second decision affirming harsh spoliation penalties against a defendant who failed to preserve a treadmill used by a plaintiff who was injured.

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