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We continue to warn about the dangers of email scams, safe emailing, and protecting the attorney-client privilege. Here are a few more reasons why.

1.  In this litigation, in-house counsel for defendant received inadvertent emails from plaintiffs. In-house counsel passed them onto attorneys representing the defendant. The court ruled that act tainted the defendant’s attorneys and ordered them replaced.

2. Mom’s children shared an email account with mom. Mom communicated with her attorneys on that account. Court said that sharing waived her attorney-client privilege.

3. Finally, in what seems a nonsensical decision, a man suspected his wife of an affair. On their shared laptop, he logged into her Google gmail account and found, what he considered incriminating evidence. He turned over the emails. Now he is being prosecuted under an anti-hacking statute.

John Tarley

John is the firm's managing partner and chairs the firm's small business, zoning, and litigation practice areas.

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