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Dartmouth Strikes Out on Privilege Claim for Email Threads

Courts analyzing privilege assertions for email threads often look for some indicia of that protection on the face of those emails. Thomas Spahn, partner with McGuireWoods, offers insight in his latest Privilege Point.

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Some Courts Require Privilege Logs to Include Goofy Data

Although the Federal Rules do not explicitly require privilege logs, every court seems to do so. Most courts require such logs to include predictable data, but some courts require logs to provide data that seem largely irrelevant.

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Court Applies the General Rule Finding a Privilege Waiver When Clients Disclose Privileged Communications to Public Relations Consultants

One of the most dangerous misperceptions among corporate clients is that disclosing privileged communications to such friendly outsiders as public relations consultants does not waive privilege protection as long as there is a confidentiality agreement in place. A steady stream of cases have rejected that approach, yet large corporate clients and sophisticated law firms continue to rely on that mistaken view.

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