A recent Supreme Judicial Court decision serves as a stark reminder of the importance of email in white collar criminal prosecutions and how the government’s ability to obtain search warrants for emails must be properly balanced against a criminal defendant’s right to preserve the confidentiality of emails with his or her attorney.
This seems like a simple question, but in the case of a company or other type of entity, the answer can have important ramifications for both the client and the attorney.
In Merriam v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., 464 Mass. 721 (2013), the Supreme Judicial Court reaffirmed the importance of carefully negotiating and crafting agreements regarding shareholder rights and duties in closely held corporations.
Massachusetts employers may need to use new language in their releases, based on a December 2012 Supreme Judicial Court case.
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