Imagine that you’re a lawyer, a partner at a powerhouse firm in the US, who has just spent the last three years litigating an intellectual property case against a South Korean company in a Texas court. Imagine that you finally plowed through a six-day jury trial involving key e-mails as evidence, then imagine that you won a $25 million payday for your clients.
Time to celebrate? Sure, until you find out that your three years of work relied in part on a series of faked e-mails that your own client had purposely created—and that the FBI was investigating.
Now imagine how quickly you might want out of the whole matter.
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