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ABA Journal March 2005, Page 34 Ethics LEGAL WHITE LIES Courts and Regulators Strive to Identify When a Little Deception Isn't So Bad Kathryn A. Thompson Copyright 2005 by American Bar Association; Kathryn A. Thompson Are lawyers ever permitted to use deceptive or covert investigative techniques to gather evidence? It's a difficult, even troubling, question. Recently, one court acknowledged that the question "has been festering for some time." While ethics authorities struggle to reconcile the...