Thursday, May 23, 2002

At Least The Lawyer Was Thinking

From the Weakland settlement agreement:

"7. As a condition precedent to the payment of the sum set out in paragraph 1, Paul J. Marcoux agrees not to publish and not to disclose to any third party, including, without limitation, any newspaper, any electronic media, reporters, and any other individual, or to release for publicity any of the allegations which he has made against the Archdiocese and the Archbishop, and the terms of this Agreement. Paul J. Marcoux understands and agrees that the confidentiality required in this Agreement is material consideration for the payment to be made pursuant to this Agreement, and in the event that he breaches this confidentiality requirement, upon such a finding by an arbitrator pursuant to paragraph 9 below, he will return to the Archdiocese all sums paid to him under this Agreement."
I knew Quarles & Brady did good work. Question is, does the Archdiocese, in today's media climate, dare bring a breach of contract claim before the arbitrator and demand the return of the money?

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