March 2017 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Use of File Sharing Site Causes Waiver

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney Lawyers for an insurance company got a nasty surprise when a federal district court held that their use of the file-sharing service Box® waived attorney-client privilege and work product protections for the company’s entire claims file.  On February 9, in Harleysville Insurance Company v. Holding Funeral Home, the United States… Continue Reading »

Judicial Qualifications Commission Gives Green Light to Tweeting at Trial

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney You may remember just over a year ago when a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office was sanctioned for live-tweeting a trial.  That event makes all the more surprising an Ethics Opinion that the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued last month.  According to the Commission, live-tweeting a trial… Continue Reading »