Broadly speaking, the
attorney-client privilege protects communications between a client and an
attorney where the communications are intended to be and remain confidential.
The purpose of the privilege is "to foster the confidence of the
It's been nearly ten years since the North Carolina
Supreme Court decided a case involving the attorney-client privilege.
That case was In re Miller , 357 N.C. 316, 584 S.E.2d 772 (2003) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis...
There is often a discussion about the retention of
outside counsel to lead an investigation of alleged violations of the US
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) so that the company may maintain the
attorney-client privilege. But is there some other...
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...
In a classic understatement, Judge Gale said in a North Carolina Business Court opinion last Thursday that " North Carolina case law addressing problems inherent in electronic discovery. . .is not yet well developed ." Op. ¶50. But in Blythe...
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...