I’ve read other threads where legal advice or opinion is given, and the standard disclaimers are mentioned. In other cases, where actual lawyers give advice or opinion, they make other disclaimers saying that, “they are not that person’s laywer, and that person is not that lawyer’s client”.
I know this has to do with avoiding the appearance of creating an attorney-client relationship, and is understandable. However, my question is, has any real life lawyer ever given advice or opinon in such an annonymous setting such as a forum or usenet, and had tht action of giving advice cause them legal problems as a result of negligence, erroneous information, or any other type of legal problem that can result if the disclaimers were not given?
Has there ever been a case where there was a successful civil or criminal action against an actual lawyer who gave such annonymous advice without making such disclaimers?