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Litigants have no immediate right to appeal an order to compel documents allegedly subject to the attorney-client privilege. See Privilege ruling could chill employers’ investigations. U.S. Supreme Court. Mohawk Industries Inc. v. Carpenter, No. 08-678.  Dec. 8, 2009. Lawyers USA ...

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Outside counsel letter privileged

An opinion letter sent by an outside counsel to corporate counsel regarding an employment dispute is privileged, even though it recited statements by employee witnesses, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a trial court.

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