Attorney Client Privilege
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On June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., an important ruling which confirms the application of the attorney-client...more
The attorney-client privilege broadly applies to communications made for the purpose of obtaining or providing legal advice. However, what if an internal investigation has multiple purposes, some of which are to provide legal...more
Government contractors and other companies subject to internal investigation requirements won some relief from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on June 26 with a decision that firmly reiterated that...more
In This Issue:
- Court of Appeals of the State of Washington: Bad Faith Damages May Exceed the Amount of a Reasonable Covenant
- Southern District of Mississippi: Insurer Providing Coverage Opinion to Insured...more
Are communications between attorneys and their retained experts discoverable? For now, the answer appears to be no, as a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently affirmed a Superior Court decision “creat[ing] a...more
I always enjoy listening to the legal “doomsayers” who love to propound hysterical claims in an effort to gain attention. It reminds me of little children screaming for attention. Unfortunately, in the case of lawyers...more
MAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION METHODS -
1. What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to settle large commercial disputes?
Litigation is the most frequently used...more
Ten years ago, a California Court of Appeal took a relatively narrow view of the attorney-client privilege in conjunction with claims investigation and analysis conducted by a title insurer’s in-house counsel....more
It is well settled that a tripartite attorney-client relationship arises when an insurer retains counsel to defend an action against its insured. As a consequence, confidential communications between counsel and the insurer...more
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