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Attorney-client privilege in close corporations

Attorney-client privilege in close corporations

Attorneys routinely communicate with clients by email, relying on the assumption that their communications are cloaked with the attorney-client privilege and the work product protection. But that can be a dangerous assumption in the close corporation context, where shareholders owe ...

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Employee’s suit fails over privileged emails

Employee’s suit fails over privileged emails

A bank manager’s unauthorized review and use of privileged emails detailing his former employer’s litigation strategy warranted the dismissal of his lawsuit over breach of his employment contract, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. The plaintiff, John C. Ponte, ...

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‘Scared’ witness must testify before SEC

  It’s surely no fun getting grilled by lawyers from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. But Carlos R. Garza insists he was positively “frightened” when he was called to testify at the SEC’s regional office in Boston on Aug. ...

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