Technology Run Amok: Client Left Holding Bag After Key E-Mail Sits in Lawyer’s Junk Folder

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Well, the headline might be a bit dramatic, but it illuminates an important point. Namely, technology must be used in conjunction with good judgment and common sense, not as a stand-alone panacea.

Lawsuit Filed, or Was It?

Kevin Rollins, a Home Depot employee, injured himself while moving a bathtub for his employer. He filed a personal injury lawsuit. (Apparently, his employer is a nonsubscriber to workers’ compensation.)

In federal court, a lawyer needs to let the clerk’s office know whether it agrees to receive court documents via electronic transmission. It’s the common practice in all federal courts, including here

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