ADRJay H. Sandak, The Connecticut Law Tribune
Puffery vs. Lying in Mediation
Both the common law and the Code of Professional Conduct frown upon lying in the context of the negotiation of a settlement of a dispute. However, not every "lie" is actionable. Some lies are OK. If the misstatement is mere "puffing" by the party or counsel, the law will look the other way.
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