Argued: Decided: February 19, 1980
A former worker of one’s Main Intelligence Institution, that has decided to not ever disclose classified guidance rather than agreement and you can to not ever upload any pointers regarding the Company without prepublication clearance, broken a good fiduciary duty as he typed a text on the certain Service things in the place of entry their manuscript for prepublication review. The fresh continues out of their infraction is pleased having a constructive believe for the advantageous asset of the us government.
From inside the No. 78-1871, Frank W. Snepp III tries report on a judgment implementing an agreement one he closed as he acknowledged work with the Central Intelligence Agencies (CIA). He plus contends you to definitely punitive damages are an inappropriate fix for the new violation from his pledge add all web log about the Service having prepublication comment. Within the No. 79-265, the united states conditionally cross petitions off a wisdom declining so you can realize that earnings owing to Snepp’s infraction is content with an excellent constructive faith. I give the fresh new petitions getting certiorari so you can correct the newest view at which each party seek recovery.
According to his experiences as the an effective CIA agent, Snepp wrote a book regarding specific CIA items during the Southern area Vietnam. Snepp published the fresh account instead of distribution it on the Agency to possess prepublication remark. As the a display position away from his a career on the CIA into the 1968, however, Snepp got [444 You.S. 507, 508] carried out an agreement encouraging which he perform “perhaps not . . . Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης Snepp, and on petition for certiorari towards exact same court