For most lawyers, travel time can be a productive time to get some work done. But it’s important to remember the need to maintain the attorney-client privilege on a plane, a subway or a train.
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The attorney-client privilege did not excuse a claimant from having to detail certain items for an award of fees as a prevailing party in a dispute with the federal government, the Federal Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.Read More »
The attorney-client privilege protects a law firm’s internal communications regarding the prospects that a current client might sue for legal malpractice, a U.S. magistrate judge in Ohio has ruled in denying a motion to compel production.Read More »
The attorney-client privilege did not protect e-mails that an employee sent to her attorney in anticipation of a discrimination lawsuit, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a defense verdict.Read More »
A common law exception to the attorney-client privilege exists that allows a law firm to discover privileged material needed to justify its fees and defend against a claim of malpractice, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.Read More »
The plaintiff in an insurance coverage dispute waived the attorney-client privilege regarding an e-mail which was inadvertently disclosed during a massive production of e-discovery, a U.S. District Court in West Virginia has ruled.Read More »