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 District of Delaware resolved the open question under Delaware law whether a joint attorney, sued by only one of his joint clients, can withhold communications within the scope of the joint representation from one joint client by asserting the other joint clients attorney client privilege.
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.
Part II discusses the circuit split regarding selective waiver of attorney client privilege and the Tenth Circuit decision rejecting selective waiver in In re Qwest Communications International, a case of first impression.
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.