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  • New Hampshire Adopts Rule for Clients Who Email

    New Hampshire Adopts Rule for Clients Who Email

    Ethics 03/28/2008

    New Hampshire adopted a rule that clearly protects persons who, in good faith, e-mail confidential information to a lawyer from having the lawyer use the information against the prospective client.  The comments to New Hampshshire Rule 1.18 prov...

  • Detroit Mayor Faces Felony Charges

    Detroit Mayor Faces Felony Charges

    Ethics 03/24/2008

    DETROIT, Michigan -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and an ex-aide were charged Monday with perjury and obstruction of justice after prosecutors said sexually explicit text messages between the two contradicted their sworn court testimony.Detroit May...

  • Assembly begins pushing legislative ethics reforms

    Assembly begins pushing legislative ethics reforms

    Ethics 03/06/2008

    Lawmakers would be barred from accepting more than one taxpayer-paid health insurance plan and from taking campaign donations from their aides under measures pushed forward Thursday by Assembly legislators. The measures released by the Assembly State...

  • Web Page Disclaimers in New Hampshire

    Web Page Disclaimers in New Hampshire

    Ethics 02/29/2008

    Effective January 1, 2008, New Hampshireadopted a rule that clearly protects persons who, in good faith, e-mailconfidential information to a lawyer from having the lawyer use theinformation against the prospective client.  The comments to NewHam...

  • Qualcomm v. Broadcom Confidentiality Hurts

    Qualcomm v. Broadcom Confidentiality Hurts

    Ethics 02/26/2008

    A blockbuster decision was issued in the notorious “take no prisoners,” “bet the company,” Qualcomm v. Broadcom, Case No. 05cv1958-B, in San Diego. In a heart-wrenching decision, the lawyers are being prevented from disclosing what really occurred, b...

  • Arizona Lawyers May Not Ethically Participate

    Arizona Lawyers May Not Ethically Participate

    Ethics 07/06/1999

    Arizona lawyers may not ethically participate in an Internet servicethat sends legal questions from individuals to attorneys based upon thesubject matter of the question. The opinion also notes that lawyers cannot pay a fee for such referrals or give...