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Company Waives Attorney-Client And Work Product Privileges Through Advice Of Counsel Defense

A broadly worded defense in a case challenging the sale of a company resulted in a waiver of the attorney-client and work product privileges last week, in Richardson v. Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc. Richardson claimed that the company had improperly structured its sale so that non-employee shareholders...

When Internal Documents Aren’t Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege

A decision issued on March 6 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia serves as a stark reminder that internal investigations must be carefully structured and executed to garner the protection of the attorney-client privilege and attorney work product doctrine, especially when non-attorneys...

The Interrogatory That Does Not Warrant an Objection Based on Privilege

There was enough worth talking about in Judge Bledsoe's opinion in National Financial Partners Corp. v. Ray , 2014 NCBC 49 , which I posted about yesterday , to warrant a second post [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. What I didn't discuss yesterday...