Lawyer Misses Court Date Thanks To Spam Filter
from the whooooops dept
We've all heard stories about people missing important emails thanks to spam filters, but what's the most important email that you lost (or, rather, almost lost) thanks to such a filter? Apparently, a lawyer who was defending a client in a wrongful death lawsuit would probably say it was the email telling him when he needed to be in court. Instead of being in court, he went on vacation. The judge in the case was looking into sanctions against the lawyer -- including dismissing the case. However, after being shown that the email was, indeed, caught in a spam filter, the judge excused the absence. Who thinks "my spam filter ate it" is going to become a much more common excuse for avoiding anything setup via email?