June 01, 2015

Scruples: Responding to Media Reports about Your Client’s Case

What a litigator can and cannot do about critical press comments by another lawyer.

Michael Downey

After seeing the email, Ethox promptly called Paradox’s cell phone.

“I’m so glad you saw my message,” Paradox answered the phone. “I’ve got another problem with Nemesis.”

“What is it now?” Ethox asked.

“We are getting ready to defend Central Hospital at trial,” Paradox responded. “It’s a serious case. A patient died. Today a newspaper story quotes Nemesis saying some harsh things about the hospital.”

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