Sounds familiar to the Trayvon Martin case where the school system and police departments looked the other way on student crime so as not to skew statistics. Talk about reaping what you sow…. Following the 2004 election, researchers looked at ways in which polling methodologies might be flawed and explored ways to improve polling in the future. Around the country there were also recounts of races for state and local office. Most of them reflected simply the closeness of the official tally, but some also raised issues of election irregularities. Two poll workers were convicted of preselecting ballots for the recounts. Even courts that apply ordinary contract principles generally consider the circumstances surrounding the execution of the release, the clarity of the release, and whether the employee was represented by or discouraged from consulting an attorney. WAY_FM Group, Inc., 2008 WL 5158186 (M.D. Example 7: An employee who received enhanced severance benefits in exchange for waiving her right to challenge her layoff later filed suit. In finding the waiver valid, the court noted that because the waiver clearly stated that she was releasing any claims that she “may now have or have had,” it did not require her to waive future claims hat may arise after the waiver was signed.