Have IANYL and TINLA ever done anything?
October 20, 2011 1:07 PM Subscribe
Has the standard list of disavowals: IANYL, TINLA, IANAMD, etc, ever actually protected a professional or layperson giving advice online?
posted by Crashback to law & government (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Have any disavowals (IANAMD, IANYL, TINLA, etc) commonly used online prevented or aided in the defense of a professional or layperson being tried for unlawful practice of ____, having a complaint filed with the professions ethics board, or being sued in a civil action?
I understand fully the reasoning behind people issuing these disavowals. This question is not about whether using them is a good idea or not. I am just curious to see if there are real world instances of them having protected a professional or layperson and, of course, I am not seeking legal advice.