Sunday, April 5, 2015

Can lawyers lie during negotiations?

Can a lawyer lie during negotiations? 

The Comment to Model Rule 4.1 (Truthfulness in statements to others) states that the duty not to make false statements of material facts refers only to "statements of fact" and that under "generally accepted conventions in negotiation, certain types of statements ordinarily are not taken as statements of material fact."  But what does that really mean?

To help us understand, Professor Ron Rotunda has published a short review of the issues here.

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