Friday, July 3, 2009

Where Divorce and Business Law Intersect

How can a divorce injure a business? I can think of several ways but Ex-Wife Can’t Talk About Divorce to Media—Ever, Conn. Court Rules from ABA Journal - Law News Now shows another way and the means of protection:

The ex-wife of a wealthy skin doctor can't talk about her divorce with the media—ever, Connecticut's Supreme Court has ruled.

The ruling establishes that private waivers of First Amendment free speech rights are "presumptively enforceable," the Connecticut Law Tribune reports.

Still, the state's high court said such decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis and should consider the abilities of the individual waiving rights.

The ruling enforces a confidentiality agreement signed by Madeleine Perricone, the wife of multimillionaire skin doctor Nicholas V. Perricone, who agreed not to talk about her divorce in the early stages of its bitter and contentious filing, the Associated Press reports.