March 01, 2017

Scruples: Disclosing Misconduct of a Client’s Employee

Michael Downey

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Paradox blocked Ethox’s progress toward the exit. “I have a question for you.”

“What seems to be the issue?” Ethox responded.

“You may recall that I have been representing ACME Products in a lawsuit.” Ethox nodded. Paradox continued, “Nemesis’s client is claiming that ACME’s boomerangs do not actually return to the sender.”

“I have done some investigating,” Paradox said, “and I believe Nemesis is right—the boomerangs do not return. Moreover, I believe that the manager of ACME’s production of the boomerangs withheld this information from everyone—even ACME’s board. What should I do?”

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