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post #577 of Old 11-12-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Unless you are the defendant, why would a witness be advised against disclosure of what they witnessed?

Also, unless required by law, it remains hard to believe that 14 people would all agree to voluntarily abide by the request. You can't get 14 people here to agree to anything.......
If one of them went public saying derogatory things about the company, or the captain, wouldn't they be opening themselves up to lawsuits if the inquiry found differently? They also could conceivably affect any prosecution of those at the front office of this company and may have been asked in no uncertain terms to keep their opinions to themselves.

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