attorney-client privilege

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Noun1.attorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his clientattorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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The fact is that there's an attorney client privilege phone call, the District Attorney is not supposed to use those communications.
An asset sale transfers only ownership over property, not control of the establishing corporation itself, and therefore does not transfer the attorney client privilege The attorney-client privilege is an incident of corporate control.
This is a very critical issue facing lawyers: to look at the erosion of the attorney client privilege as a result of certain legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley and others," said Tampa's Gwynne Young, chair of the Program Evaluation Committee, which brought the request to create the task force to the board.