These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

Citing February 2002 ABA Model Rules changes, the ABA withdraws ABA LEO 368, and holds that ABA Model Rule 4.4(b) governing the conduct of lawyers who receive inadvertently transmitted privileged communications from a third party "only obligates the receiving lawyer to notify the sender of the inadvertent transmission promptly. The rule does not require the receiving lawyer either to refrain from examining the materials or to abide by the instructions of the sending lawyer."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn