Tag Archives: AttorneyClient

Upcoming Free Ethics CLE Webinar: “Privilege Protection: Tips for Working with Media Consultants Without Jeopardizing the Attorney-Client Privilege”

Involving any outside consultant in the attorney-client relationship gives rise to risks to the attorney-client privilege. Yet when a PR crisis erupts, good communications advice is essential, and a company’s media strategy can determine whether it is the subject of … Continue reading

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Chancery Refuses Invitation to Apply Garner Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege

Anyone interested in the most complete and recent explanation of the Garner exception to the attorney-client privilege needs to read the Delaware Court of Chancery’s ruling in Buttonwood Tree Value Partners, L.P. et al. v. R.L. Polk & Co., Inc., … Continue reading

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Implied Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege

The Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed an order compelling disclosure of privileged communications on an implied waiver theory. This interlocutory appeal arises out of an action in which two companies brought suit against their former attorney for legal malpractice. The… … Continue reading

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Supreme Court hears arguments on attorney-client privilege

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website, JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Indian Nation [oral arguments transcript, PDF] on whether the attorney-client privilege entitles the US to … Continue reading

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Ruling Takes One-Way Street Approach to Attorney-Client Privilege

Suppose a document is deemed responsive to a discovery request served on a company. The document is the company’s outside counsel’s confidential legal advice to the company, provided in response to an express request for the advice. Certainly, the company … Continue reading

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