Trump sues former aide for confidentiality breach

by | Jul 21, 2016 | Business Litigation |

Contract disputes are a common occurrence in the world of business, and one of the most disputed is the confidentiality, or non-disclosure, agreement. The purpose of this type of contract is to protect the intellectual property, personal property and privacy of employers in Cincinnati and around the U.S., including on the campaign trail.


When people visit Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters as visitors or work for him as volunteers or aides, they are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Now, Trump is claiming in a recently filed lawsuit that one of his aides, Sam Nunberg, violated that agreement. The lawsuit alleges that when a verbal altercation took place between Trump’s campaign communications manager and his now former campaign manager, Mr. Nunberg leaked the confidential information.


While Nunberg, in an affidavit, claims that the two managers were romantically involved, in regards to the altercation, he did not know about it. There has been no response as of yet from Trump attorneys, and Nunberg has gone on records stating that the allegations are the Trump campaign’s way of retaliating for Nunberg’s support of Ted Cruz in the primary. Racist Facebook posts from Nunberg’s past led to his being fired from the campaign, and since he was no longer employed by Trump at the time of the alleged contract breach, his attorneys argue that the confidentiality contract was no longer binding. Nunberg’s lawyers have responded to the $10 million suit by filing with the New York Supreme Court for a stay in the proceedings.


A breach of contract can harm both businesses and people in a variety of ways, not the least of which is monetarily. If you feel that you or your business has suffered due to a breach of confidentiality or non-disclosure contract, you may wish to consult attorneys specializing in civil litigation.


Source: TIME, “Trump Seeking $10M From Fired Aide,” Zeke J. Miller, July 13, 2016

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