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June 12, 2007

Best Buy Attorney Gets Creative with Evidence

One thing that's taught in law school is ethics.  Part of ethics training includes the concept of not falsifying evidence.  Courts frown on the practice, calling it obstruction of justice.  One lawyer for Best Buy apparently never got the memo. 

Ars Technica is reporting on the unfortunate Timothy Block.  He is one of the attorneys defending Best Buy in a class action lawsuit that accuses the store of signing up customers to MSN trial periods without permission.  Worse, once the trial period ended, the customer credit cards were charged.  Microsoft is another defendant in the case.  Mr. Block apparently faked two emails and an internal memo that placed Best Buy in a better position than it would be otherwise.  Best Buy disavows the action.  The Judge has yet to rule on the consequences.  I wonder if this will affect his Avvo rating.  Right now it's at 6.2 out of 10, which rates him as "good."

More on this is in TG Daily, Daily Tech, and engadget.

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