However, for the following reasons, we conclude that the judgment is excessive at some point and amend it accordingly. If defence counsel proposes a settlement provision that would prevent the claimant from providing voluntary factual information to other parties or companies related to claims against the same defendant or a related company, defence counsel acts by way of derogation from Rule 3.4. Concordat agreements are not excluded from the requirements of the rule. Indeed, it is unethical to simply require a plaintiff to hide or withrain information from others who intend to sue or prosecute the defendant. It is important to offer money against a firm promise that the applicant will not make such disclosures. It is much worse.6 10 D.C. Bar legal Ethics Comm. Op. No. 335 (2006), available from www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/ethics/legal_ethics/opinions/opinion335.cfm. . .
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