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Puffing in negotiations

When an attorney is engaged in negotiations on behalf of a client, what conduct constitutes permissible “puffing” and what conduct constitutes improper false statements of material fact? An opinion from the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct interprets rule 3-700(B)(2) of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California; and Business and Professions Code sections 6068(b), (c), and (d), 6106 and 6128.

Discovery of electronic information

An opinion regarding an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).