While I'm not an attorney, I believe its suppose to declare it an "attorney work product" and adding such words allegedly keeps it from being entered into evidence in trial. I say "allegedly" because sometime judges and lawyers get it into evidence anyway - it has something to do with the rules of evidence, which differs by court system. Probably the only affect on most of us is that we may not be able to serve on jurys since we have been "tainted" by reading the posting, and therefore we are "prejudiced".
From: Structuralist <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 23:32:55 -0700
Subject: Re: Children ... (AKA disclaimer)
> At 10:42 PM 9/7/2001, you wrote:
> >Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if this sort of disclaimer (quoted
> >below) is worth a pitcher of warm spit? Considering how things get passed
> >around on the Internet and yesterday's legal decision that one can't be held
> >quite as responsible for what one says on the net as in "real life" (my
> >interpretation), I wonder.
> >Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
> >Richmond CA USA
> >In a message dated 9/7/01, ********** writes:
> ><< NOTICE - This communication may contain confidential and privileged
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