Judge: Inadvertent Disclosure Resulted in Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege

Judge: Inadvertent Disclosure Resulted in Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege

AKRON, Ohio - A defendant accused of violating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) waived the attorney-client privilege over a document it inadvertently produced because it failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the disclosure of privileged materials, a federal judge in Ohio ruled April 16 (Wendy Barnett v. Aultman Hospital,  No. 11 CV 399, N.D. Ohio; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53733).

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