The non-denigrating clause could deter them from speaking out. Any agreement to conceal or not to report or conceal a crime is futile and constitutes a separate crime from the amalgamation of a crime. Transaction agreements – so many different provisions. Basically, Hardy`s lawyers can`t say, “If you testify, you won`t get anything,” but through backdoor means, they actually do it if they agree to a settlement. I mean, let`s be honest, when a lawyer comes to me: “Hey, before it goes to court, we`d like to offer you some money.” What is the implication there? I`m not saying it`s right or wrong (morally, I think it`s wrong, but that`s just my personal morality), but in realistic terms, a certain level of society is better able to buy its innocence or “justice” than the rest of us. When a defense attorney requires that a transaction contain a language that would prohibit the applicant from sharing relevant factual information with other public persons or bodies prosecuting or investigating the same defendant or preventing the applicant`s lawyer from communicating factual information about the case to potential clients, the lawyer behaves: prohibited by type rules 3.4 (f) and / or 5.6. . . . .