BP’s controversial-though-legal manoeuvre of paying Gulf scientists to sign a non-disclosure agreement may not be legal after all.
A House committee has condemned this action and called for an investigation, says CNBC.
BP’s scheme involved signing local professors to lucrative $205-an-hour contracts that came with non-disclosure agreements. Professors at Louisiana State University, University of Southern Mississippi and Texas A&M are among those who agreed.
But as we said before, non-disclosure agreements are typical for scientists hired for private research. The government needs to start buying some scientists of its own for the epic legal showdown.
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