ALL correspondences with McHenry Software (MSI) and/or McHenry Consultants (MCI) are considered privileged and confidential by MSI & MCI.
For Tech Support:
- We are here to assist you with the use of our software.
No quoting or paraphrasing things we discuss as part of technical support in deposition or at trial**
Anything on our forum can be used subject to copyright laws (so no publication without our permission)
This is to protect you, our McHenry Software Licensee, as well as us
- we really don't want to become part of your case unless you want to retain us or hire us as a confidential consultant
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- We do consulting through McHenry Consultants
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- **In one trail in San Diego a decade or so ago an 'expert' in a case who had called us about a technical support item mischaracterized the conversation in his sworn trial testimony
- I heard this from an expert who was surprised that i would say what the 'expert' said i said and somehow the trial judge allowed it in and wouldn't allow them to question me or get me to submit an affidavit (the judge said it would have delayed things...so why not exclude the lie?)
- In another unrelated case at a different time, coincidentally also in a San Diego courtroom, the 'expert' relaying part of a conversion said i SLAMMED down the phone (ummmm...you do realize that one only hears a click when a phone is hung up whether slammed or simply disconnected...another lie!)
Somehow in both instances the judge allowed the uncorroborated testimony in as evidence with no chance for rebuttal??!!
MAIN POINT: This NOTE ON Tech Support and Consulting is to try to avoid serious misrepresentations of what we may or may not have said or emailed from being used as evidence in court ever again!
Obviously what we have written in public in papers and on this and other forums is fair game!
However, we want our licensees and everyone to feel free to ask any questions which we will keep in confidence.
There is No such thing as a stupid question, except for a question not asked
Also seen the quote:
- "if you ask a question it makes you look stupid for 5 minutes – but if you don't ask – you stay stupid for fifty years, so always ask questions in your life".