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William A. Ruskin: Ex Parte Communication With Plaintiff's Prescribing Physician

By William A. Ruskin In product liability litigation, a single tactical advantage may determine whether the case is won or lost. Often, being able to anticipate an issue before it arises and addressing it in the Case Management Order may be critical. This is particularly the case in pharmaceutical...

William A. Ruskin: Preserving The Attorney-Client Privilege For In-House Counsel

By William A. Ruskin Courts impose on corporate entities the burden of demonstrating that communications and documents shared with in-house counsel are protected by the attorney-client privilege. When companies cannot satisfy this burden, courts have ordered production of emails involving legal counsel...