Monday, October 18, 2010

"unusually high quality" was the tip-off to plagiarism

A court has sanctioned an attorney after the "unusually high quality" of his brief raised questions as to its authorship.  And sure enough, 17 of 19 pages were taken from a law review article.  The attorney admitted what he had done, refunded fees, and was required to attend an ethics course.  He said that he had reviewed many banker boxes of materials but became pressed for time when the briefs were due.


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