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Marital Communications Privilege

Beware of Unguarded Talk: A Cautionary Tale of Privilege Waiver in Wisconsin

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Loose lips sink ships. And, at least according to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, they can sink the protections afforded to privileged communications. A decision last week in a criminal case could have considerable...more

This N.C. Case Cries For Comment

by Allen Matkins on

A recent North Carolina Court of Appeals State v. Matsoake started me to think about what constitutes a communication.  The case involved whether an ex-wife’s testimony about seeing her husband crying should have been...more

Communication That Was Business Communication Could Not Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege But Could be Protected by...

Flatworld Interactives ("Flatworld") filed a patent infringement action against Apple Inc. ("Apple"). During the litigation, Apple sought the production of several documents that Flatworld claimed were protected by the...more

“Love and Marriage” – New Jersey Supreme Court Poised to Determine Whether the Marital Privilege Can Defeat Wiretap Evidence

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In Brief - Over the past four years, the government has broadened the use of wiretaps to include insider trading, and to great success (the recent convictions of Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta serve as examples of...more

White Collar Watch - August 2013

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Contents - SEC Changes Course: Some Companies Must Now Admit Wrongdoing - Fifth Circuit’s Recent Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Ruling May Benefit Employers - “Love and Marriage” – New Jersey Supreme Court...more

A Marital Disqualification

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

I got caught this April Fools’ Day by a very funny and elaborate April Fools’ prank by my partner Shep Davidson, co-author with Renee Inomata of The In-House Advisor blog. It made me think about a real evidentiary...more

Confidentiality From The Boardroom To The Bedroom

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

Post-Apocalypse (Well, Post-Vacation, Anyway) Employment Law Roundup

Happy new year, everybody! Although I've been on vacation, the news never sleeps, and the Mayans were wrong. Accordingly, I have a few items to catch you up on....more

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

by BakerHostetler on

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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