Judge rules WH NDA agreement is limited in scope

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A judge in New York has ruled that a confidentiality agreement between the Trump campaign and a former staffer is limited in scope, a decision that could have potential ramifications for other nondisclosure agreements signed by former Trump staffers. In a ruling in the case of Jessica Denson, a former Trump campaign staffer who filed a lawsuit last year alleging sexual discrimination and harassment while working for the campaign, the judge ruled that Denson's harassment claim was not subject to out-of-court arbitration under the agreement.


Due to the wording of the agreement, it appeared only disputes over the agreement itself and a few other prohibited behaviors were subject to arbitration, Judge Arlene Bluth wrote, according to Yahoo News. “As an initial matter, the Court observes that the arbitration clause confines arbitration to ‘any dispute arising under or relating to this agreement,’” Bluth reportedly wrote. “It does not require arbitration for any ‘dispute between the parties’ or even ‘any dispute arising out of plaintiff’s employment.’

“There is simply no way to construe this arbitration clause in this agreement to prevent … pursuing harassment claims in court," she added.

The case could have significant effects on the results of future arbitration cases filed by the Trump campaign against former staffers, including that of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House staffer who made headlines this week with the release of a tell-all book about the Trump administration.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/402356-judge-rules-white-house-confidentiality-agreement-is-limited-in-scope

It is "rumored" that Omarosa has over 200 recording and video tapes :)
 
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