Mealey's Insurance - Attorney-Client Privilege Cannot Be Invoked In Coverage Dispute, Magistrate Judge Says

Mealey's Insurance - Attorney-Client Privilege Cannot Be Invoked In Coverage Dispute, Magistrate Judge Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal magistrate judge on April 7 determined that an insured cannot claim protection from the discovery of documents based on the attorney-client privilege under the common interest doctrine because the insured failed to prove that a sufficient common interest exists (Lennar Mare Island LLC v. Steadfast Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-2182, E.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48509).

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