5 Dirty Litigation Moves And How Good Lawyers Foil Them

Law360, New York (February 13, 2015, 6:47 PM EST) -- Destroying evidence and carting papers in for last-minute document dumps — where attorneys try to blindside adversaries with mammoth stacks of sheets before depositions — are mostly relics of decades past, but underhanded moves like lobbing personal attacks and sneaking a peek at opposing counsel's notes are still afoot, attorneys say. 

As judges have become more conscious about reining in unnecessary conflict and implementing better courtroom decorum, some of the more outrageous attorney transgressions from the 1980s are now rare. But it is not unusual to see some attorneys using subtler tactics to gain an edge, such as needling a deposition...

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