Broadly Worded Defense In Company Sale Case Results In Waiver Of Attorney-Client, Work Product Privileges

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...

DLA Piper LLP: Strategies For Helping To Preserve Attorney-Client, Work Product Privileges

By Kathy J. Owen The definition of attorney-client privilege is generally consistent across jurisdictions: (1) an attorney, (2) a client, (3) a communication, (4) confidentiality anticipated and preserved and (5) legal advice or assistance being the purpose of the communication. i The fifth prong...

Troutman Sanders LLP: 'Waive'-ing Goodbye To Privilege Protection

The attorney-client and work product privileges are some of the oldest and most important evidentiary privileges in our legal system. The attorney-client privilege, in particular, is regarded by some as almost "sacred." Given their importance, you would think that these privileges would be...

Troutman Sanders LLP: 'Waive'-ing Goodbye to Privilege Protection

The attorney-client and work product privileges are some of the oldest and most important evidentiary privileges in our legal system. The attorney-client privilege, in particular, is regarded by some as almost "sacred." Given their importance, you would think that these privileges would be...