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Legal Ethics & Professionalism

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
June 28, 2006

An Attorney in a Product Liability Suit Was Sanctioned $13,691.50 for Violating a Protective Order.

Written by Steve Herman
May 15, 2006

District Court in New York Holds that Employee Working at Home on Laptop Supplied by Employer Does Not Waive Attorney-Client Privilege.

Written by Steve Herman
January 13, 2006

New York Appellate Division Rejects “Trade Secrets” Claim of Tire Manufacturer, Citing Discovery Abuses in Other Cases.

Written by Steve Herman
November 1, 2005

Lucent and Counsel to be Sanctioned for Withholding and Destroying Documents in Patent Infringement Case.

Written by Steve Herman
October 5, 2005

Eleventh Circuit finds that adverse inference is insufficient where owner allows vehicle to be sold for salvage in crashworthiness suit.

Written by Steve Herman