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Lawyer’s Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence

By Hayes Hunt and Jeffrey Monhait Lawyers must take “appropriate” steps to preserve their clients’ potentially relevant and discoverable social media evidence. That is the key take-away from an ethics opinion recently issued by the Philadelphia Bar Association. However, lawyers

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Posted in Social Media & Law

Judge the Fighting Judge – How Would You Rule?

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On June 2, 2014, a fight broke out in the hallway of a Brevard Country, Florida courtroom.  The fight was between an assistant public defender and the presiding Judge, Retired Army Reserve Colonel, John

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Posted in The Bench

Swartz Suicide: Duties of Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Aaron Swartz, 26 year-old co-founder of Reddit and long-time activist against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), committed suicide.  Mr. Swartz killed himself weeks before his trial for charges related to his access to MIT’s computer

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Using Social Media for Discovery Has Ethical Implications.

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Lindsey E. Wilkinson It has become common practice for lawyers to mine social media pages of parties and witnesses for discovery purposes.   But can the urge to dig up dirt on opposing parties cause lawyers

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Posted in The Practice of Law

Client Costs and Litigation Expenses: Ticket to Toledo

  I need to get to Toledo.  I can fly PennAir or OhioJet, same flight times.  I am a preferred member on PennAir and receive “free” upgrades, bonus miles, and all the things which make me believe PennAir prefers me. 

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Posted in Ethics & Professional Conduct

CON MAN CLIENT

New York Times reporters Eric Lichtblau and James Risen wrote a front-page article about Dennis Montgomery, a computer programmer, who received $20 million from the US Government for software that was supposed to thwart terrorism.  The article suggests that Mr. Montgomery’s technology may

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Posted in Ethics & Professional Conduct
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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