Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Quite a Mistake

If you're in-house counsel, and you're going to conspire with management to steal a rival's trade secrets, and you just left a voice mail message for in-house counsel for that rival... perhaps you should double check to be sure that you remembered to hang up? (Thanks to Have Opinion, Will Travel)

My biggest surprise in this case, at least from the article, is how long it took for courts to zero in on the crime-fraud exception to lawyer-client privilege.

1 comment:

  1. I often wonder if the reason for all the dithering was some apprehensive judges and lawyers considering their own voice-mail practices.

    "Oh wait--there's a crime-fraud exception we can use. Whew."


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