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Business advice by in-house lawyer not privileged

Non-legal business advice offered by a corporation’s in-house counsel was not protected by the attorney-client privilege, a Rhode Island Superior Court judge recently ruled in a case of first impression. The corporate defendants argued documents sought by the plaintiffs in ...

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CEO lacks standing to assert privilege

A corporate officer cannot challenge grand jury questions regarding an allegedly privileged conversation between himself and corporate counsel, the 1st Circuit recently ruled. The officer argued he had standing to assert the corporation’s attorney-client privilege, but the 1st Circuit disagreed, ...

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