Ask Mr. Civil Procedure Man

By Professor Ralph U. Whitten

Dear Mr. Civil Procedure Man,

To what extent may a lawyer rely on information provided by a client through an electronic communication from a computerized system maintained by a third party retained by the client?

Ms. More R. Less
Surprise, NE

Dear Ms. More R. Less,

Mr. Civil Procedure man has often received astonished reactions from attorneys informed by him that they may not swallow every cock and bull story told by their clients without further investigation . . .

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