Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Monday, November 04, 2002

The danger of the 'Reply to All' button -

One can sympathize with a lawyer whose firm is now being sued for defamation because of his inadvertent use of the reply to all feature of his email program. His rather negative opinion of another lawyer who had written the firm, which was obviously intended only for internal consumption, was mistakenly re-directed to the lawyer when he 'replied to all'. Lawyers and technology --- a volatile mix. The American Lawyer has all the details including the important legal defense raised by the defendant firm as to whether or not the internal communication is sufficient 'publication' for Georgia defamation law.

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