Magistrate Judge Says In Camera Inspection Needed To Determine Privilege

Magistrate Judge Says In Camera Inspection Needed To Determine Privilege

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal magistrate judge in Ohio on Oct. 11 held that an in camera inspection is necessary to determine if the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege applies to communications regarding a plaintiff company's letter sent to its customers about the conduct of two of its former employees accused of taking proprietary information with them when they stopped working for the company (Safety Today Inc. v. Susan Roy, et al., No. 12-cv-510, S.D. Ohio; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147765).

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