Weakest link

As tempting as the story on Apple’s ad blockers was, I think I’ll focus on lawyers.

Lawyer’s Offstage Acts Threaten Record Pact,” The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2015 C1. A lawyer on one side of a law suit allegedly shares information he shouldn’t have shared with a lawyer on the other side. Turns up in an investigation of sham legal bills to MasterCard.  At issue is a now potentially defective $6 billion settlement.

All employees have a common law duty to hold their employer’s confidential information confidential.  Lawyers have a special duty in this regard.

But people breach their duties.  How do you protect yourself? If you’re the law firm, how do you protect yourself?

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