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May 9, 2008

New York County Bar Association's Ethics Opinion on Metadata

The New York County Lawyers'  Association issued this ethics opinion on mining an adversary's responding documents in discovery for metadata (see opinion).  Here's a press release on the opinion.  The New York State Bar Association issued an opinion on the same subject several years ago (see opinion).

I agree with the view that an adversary should not mine a document for metadata; I compare it to the disclosing party inadvertently handing over a privileged document.  If it's obvious that the disclosure is inadvertent, professional courtesy (especially in today's practice of large volume of e-mails and faxes) and ethical considerations warrant returning the privilege document (and ceasing analyzing the document once the inadvertent disclosure becomes clear).

Hat Tip to Sui Generis and Legalethics.com.

May 20, 2008

New New York Insurance Coverage Blawg -- Coverage Counsel

New Yorkers represent when it comes to the legal blogosphere.  Add another N.Y. blawger to the list: Roy Mura edits Coverage Counsel.  The blawg is case law focused and Roy is an experienced attorney, who offers his expertise to each post.  Please help me welcome Roy and Coverage Counsel to the blogosphere.

May 30, 2008

Appellate Division, First Department Now Offers Decisions and Orders in .pdf and HTML Format

From what I can see, the Appellate Division, First Department recently added a feature similar to the Second Department.  The Court website now offers its Decisions and Orders in .pdf or HTML format. 


Hopefully the Court will follow the Second Department's lead and offer access to the appellate briefs.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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