Florida Court Won't Disqualify Firm For Viewing Errant Email

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court last week denied a litigant’s request to disqualify her opponent’s law firm after her own lawyers accidentally emailed a confidential mediation statement to the other side, saying there was no evidence an opposing lawyer committed misconduct by reviewing the document.

The Aug. 22 decision ended efforts by Sara Moriber to disqualify from an estate dispute Heller Waldman, the defendants’ law firm, in a case that highlights the risks raised by technology in a fast-paced modern law practice.

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