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Week three forumTrial preparationProfessor Austin’s suggestion that we look for articles about paralegal mistakes at trial intrigued me, so Idecided to take that approach for this forum. The article I found details a case tried in the U.S. DistrictCourt in Massachusetts. This case involved five patent infringement cases (the cases were related) thatpertained to intellectual property rights. More than 30,000 documents were involved in the litigation.Due to the large amounts of documents involved, both parties to the lawsuit agreed to a protectiveorder stating that the accidental production of any document that could be subject to immunity orprivilege claims would not be considered a waiver of immunity or privilege if the party that produced thedocument(s) promptly notified the other party. The documents in question would then either bereturned or destroyed.The paralegal responsible for initially screening the documents for attorney privilege was suffering from
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Term
Winter
Professor
Stewart
Tags
Paralegal Studies, U S state, Lawyer, magistrate, supervising attorney, U S District

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