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The Justice Department is backing cable television providers in a Supreme Court case pitting the traditional TV business model versus that of internet streaming […]
Privilege Does Not Cover Communications With Outside Counsel Relating To Business-Related Advice, E.D.N.Y. Holds
Employers would do well to remember that not all communications with counsel will per se be deemed protected under the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine, and in conversations with outside counsel they should be explicit in stating they seek legal advice in anticipation of litigation.