A medical malpractice plaintiff did not have a right under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to the production of transcripts of ex parte physician interviews conducted by defense counsel, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a ...Read More »
An ERISA plaintiff was entitled to discovery of in-house legal memoranda bearing on Unum Life Insurance’s determination of the amount of his long-term disability benefits, the 9th Circuit decided Wednesday.Read More »
A defendant in an intellectual property dispute permanently waived his attorney-client privilege with respect to documents that he voluntarily disclosed to the federal government in a criminal investigation, the 9th Circuit has ruled in upholding a discovery order.
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A personal injury defendant could not be required to disclose redacted summaries of interviews with its employees that were prepared by an accident investigator at the direction of the employer’s attorneys, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing ...Read More »
A law firm was not required to disclose communications between its attorneys and outside counsel relating to a client’s allegations of legal malpractice, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in reversing a discovery order.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The American Bar Association is urging Congressional lawmakers to adopt legislation that would establish a standard for the treatment of privileged information by federal financial agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Read More »
A guardian ad litem for a child who alleged she was sexually assaulted is not covered by the attorney-client privilege and could testify at the defendant’s criminal trial after the child recanted, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled.Read More »