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Fourth Circuit Rules Emails Sent From Husband’s Work Address To His Wife Are Not Privileged

On December 13, 2012, the Fourth Circuit found that emails sent from a husband to a wife were not protected by the marital privilege because they were sent from his work computer....more

Confidentiality From The Boardroom To The Bedroom

Sometimes we can learn valuable employment law lessons from even the non-employment law court decisions. What happens if the boardroom meeting to discuss your company’s trade secrets ends up as pillow talk between an...more

Fourth Circuit Affirms Marital Privilege Does Not Apply To Emails Exchanged Using Employer’s Computer

On December 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the marital privilege does not protect information included in emails exchanged via a spouse’s employer-owned computer and network. United States v....more

Marital Communications are “Essential to the Preservation of Marriage” – Unless Made from a Workplace Computer

Communications between spouses are typically accorded a “marital communications privilege” because they are “regarded as so essential to the preservation of the marriage relationship as to outweigh the disadvantages to the...more

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