We always like to say that when we find out about a person, we do so without invading their privacy. That can still mean we find out a lot of things about them that they would rather keep secret, but those facts are derived from what we can legally look at: legal records, mortgages and
While clients who ought to know better frequently ask us to get banking and cell phone records, a request for a medical record is far more rare.
All three are illegal for us to obtain without a court order by federal statute in nearly any circumstance, as we’ve written about many times on the privacy…
Following is an entry from our firm’s website originally published in September 2009 and, we think, timely.
Plenty of people – even sophisticated lawyers – sometimes ask us in the course of an investigation: “Can you get me his phone or medical records?”
The answer for anyone interested in staying out of jail is no.