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 Tax Court held that in a son-of-boss tax shelter case, two LLCs waived attorney-client privilege for opinion letters from their attorneys by asserting defenses that turned on the LLCs' beliefs or state of mind.
Like most privileges (and souffles), however, the attorney-client privilege can also be destroyed accidentally.
4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Steve Raiser, criminal defense attorney, and President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County, was featured on NBC, 2/2/2014, in a news expose regarding a violation of the attorney-client privilege by the Nassau County District Attorney's office.
August 15, 2013), held that neither the attorney-client privilege nor the work product doctrine applied to reports prepared by outside counsel for their insurer-clients in connection with a coverage investigation because the reports were created before the insurers made a "firm decision" to deny coverage for the claim.
It is important to have a crisis management plan to handle controversies and a protocol to ensure communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege.
The 3rd Circuit reminds in-house counsel that attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine are "not absolute" protections.
The Third DCA dismissed the case as moot, but not before a cross section of Florida lawyers and representatives of child advocacy groups spoke up to defend the boy's attorney-client privilege.
They cover the attorney-client privilege, the Upjohn decision and its impact on the attorney-client privilege, formalizing witness warnings, and current witness warning practices.
In fact, the Uniform Trust Code has left open the extent to which a trustee may claim attorney-client privilege against a beneficiary.
This Note will argue that the attorney-client privilege is justified not only by the popular instrumentalist rationales, but also by noninstrumentalist thinking.
9) "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," (10) unless of course the truth is protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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