This story ("Document shows SCO prepped lawsuit against BofA," 3/4/04) from cnet about the pleadings in the pending Linux litigation shows yet again how metadata in Word documents can come back to bite you. Now, why would the plaintiff in the case let anyone get hold of the bare Word file in such a case, I wonder? If an outfit like that doesn't know about metadata, then who does?
UPDATE - Dennis Kennedy knows, and his post is here. A post from Esq Law Tech is here.