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DRIVER’S PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

The litigation exception to the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act does not allow attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients. See “Attorneys can’t get driver information to solicit clients, justices rule” ...

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Benchmarks: Firm didn’t violate public policy by firing lawyer

A Washington lawyer claims she lost her job because she objected to using perjured testimony to win a client’s lawsuit. This month, a state court ruled that her former law firm could not be liable for wrongful discharge – even ...

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Benchmarks: Consulted firm disqualified in E. coli case

A Seattle firm with a nationwide reputation for handling food-borne illness cases will not be representing a child who allegedly became sick from E. coli after eating a salad at a Colorado restaurant. That’s because the Colorado Supreme Court decided ...

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Benchmarks: Screening doesn’t save firm from disqualification

The specter of disqualification can unexpectedly raise its ugly head whenever a lawyer switches firms. One law firm just learned that it could not avoid disqualification in a long-running real property case – no matter what it did to screen ...

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The lawyer’s holiday gift list for 2012

For the past eight years, attorney and author Reid Trautz has compiled an annual list of gifts specifically suited for lawyers. The following excerpts are taken from his latest offerings of good cheer to the legal community:

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