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Legal Ethics & Professionalism

January 7, 2008

Qualcomm Attorneys Sanctioned $8.5 Million for Discovery Abuses and False Representations to the Court.

Written by Steve Herman
November 13, 2007

Counsel Has Responsibility to Retain Competent Experts or Consultants Where Necessary to Respond to Legitimate E-Discovery Requests.

Written by Steve Herman
September 4, 2007

Third Circuit Rejects Requirement of “Proportionality” in Court-Awarded Fees.

Written by Steve Herman
March 9, 2007

Louisiana Supreme Court Reverses Nullity of Judgment Based on Fraud or Ill-Practices Associated with Spoliation of Evidence Claims.

Written by Steve Herman
January 26, 2007

U.S. District Judge Holds that Work Product of Audit Committee is Not Waived by Disclosure to SEC.

Written by Steve Herman
January 12, 2007

ABA Ethics Committee Confirms that Counsel Can Contact Putative Classmembers Prior to Certification.

Written by Steve Herman
January 12, 2007

Second Circuit Rules that Percentage Fees Should be Awarded on the Entire Fund Made Available to Claimants.

Written by Steve Herman
December 6, 2006

District Judge in New Jersey Imposes Multiple Sanctions Against Defendant for E-Discovery Spoliation and Abuse.

Written by Steve Herman
December 1, 2006

Third Circuit Finds That Communications Regarding the Obligation to Preserve E-Mail and Other Files May Not Be Protected Under Crime-Fraud Exception.

Written by Steve Herman
August 5, 2006

ABA Committee Concludes that an Attorney May Review and Utilize Metadata in Electronic Documents Received from Opposing Counsel.

Written by Steve Herman