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Corporate Email

Communication through a client’s corporate email may fail the attorney-client privilege tests.
clipped from
In Scott v. Beth
Israel Med. Ctr. Inc.
, 17 Misc3d 934, 847 NYS2d 436 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. County 2007), the
court essentially issued a warning to all New York counsel not to communicate by e-mail with
clients via their work e-mail address or risk disclosure of such information in a litigation with
their client’s employer.
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Google and Facebook Join

Things are turning in a good direction with the participation of Google and Facebook in the Dataportability project. With Plaxo, these are three of the most used sites where people are depositing contact information, events, favorite things – the kind of data you would share with “friends”. Having to re-enter this info is time-consuming, and checking that everything is correct is annoying. Being able to take a copy of all this data and paste it into another site will be a welcome relief – as long as I’m the one doing it, and I’m sure of the security where it’s going.

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Oops, what did I say?

The News Journal, Wilmington, Del. ¦ Freedom of speech? … better ask your boss:

The U.S. Constitution’s free speech protections apply only to action by the government.

What you say at the water cooler is not as protected as you think. And what you say on your blog – even in your email – may no be protected either. So just how “free” is speech?

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I’m sorry. No, I’m not.

New York Personal Injury Law Blog: Progressive Insurance Blunders Again:

Some folks, it seems, know the fine art of taking a bad situation and making it worse.

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