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Category Archive for: Attorney Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product

How to Automate Privilege Logs With E-Discovery Software

Automation of privilege log creation is a useful feature found in e-discovery software. This article explains the process.

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Court Addresses EMR Audit Trails and Peer Review Privilege

Court holds medical audit trails not protected by peer review privilege or work product doctrine because they are created in ordinary course of business.

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The Revised California E-Discovery Ethics Opinion – What Changed?

Proposed ethics opinion is revised but guidance unchanged: lawyers must familiarize themselves with e-discovery or engage others with e-discovery expertise.

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Heeding Voltaire, Judge Approves Bulk “Attorneys Eyes Only” Designations

In an attempt to lessen e-discovery costs, judge approves protective order permitting bulk designation of "Attorneys Eyes Only" discovery material.

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6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreements

5 considerations for "quick peek" agreements which permit limited document review before production based on agreement to return privileged materials.

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5 Things to Include in an E-Discovery Clawback Agreement

5 provisions to include in "clawback" agreements to protect attorney-client privilege and "claw back" privileged information produced in discovery.

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Court: Privileged Docs Must be Returned but OK to Use Knowledge Learned From Them

A New York federal court ordered a party to return inadvertently produced privileged documents but permitted use of information learned from the documents.

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6 Ways to Keep Communications with E-Discovery and Litigation Vendors Confidential

Attorney work product protections generally shield communications with litigation vendors and consultants, but steps must be taken to preserve confidentiality.

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Nevada Supreme Court: Former Corporate Officers May Not Use Company’s Attorney-Client Privileged Information

The Nevada Supreme Court concludes that former company executives have no right to company information protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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