In a high profile criminal case, the prosecution is showing the jury a series of e-mails sent by the defendant. The prosecutors allege that these e-mails show the defendant's intent to commit fraud.
The defense attorneys are arguing that the defendant clients were simply kidding or being sarcastic when they sent these e-mails. One defense attorney went so far as to say that everyone sends e-mails they don't mean.
More information regarding alleged harmless e-mail can be found in the Monday, July 6, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal at B5.
The next time you think about sending an e-mail, remember that it can come back to bite you.