Typos Stage A Resurgence As Attys Turn To Document Makers

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 5:16 PM EDT) -- With BigLaw under pressure to cut out duplicative work and slash client bills, the profession's growing reliance on newfangled document generators is leading to more old-school typos, experts say, raising the specter of more malpractice claims focused on seemingly minor drafting flaws.

While keyboard flubs, transposed numbers and other so-called scrivener's errors trigger a far smaller percentage of suits against lawyers than allegedly bad advice or conflicts, liability experts say the perils of automated drafting systems — and lawyers' failures to triple-check every word of binding legal documents — are becoming increasingly clear in a rising tide of suits aimed at...

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