Law Firms Are Not Just “Any Person”

December 22, 2022  |  New York Law Journal

Although parties often argue in favor of the literal reading of statutes, and courts often accept such arguments, courts may decline to read a statute literally if it would conflict with other accepted legal  policies. In our latest article for the New York Law Journal, “Law Firms Are Not Just ‘Any Person,’” we discuss Astraea NYC LLC v. Rivada Network, where Southern District Judge Louis L. Stanton recently declined to read two post-judgment enforcement statutes as applicable to a law firm because a literal application would contravene the policies underlying the attorney-client privilege.

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