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Court Foils Attempt by Plaintiffs’ Lawyers to Broaden Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege
Topic: Corporate Criminal Liability
By Thomas E. Spahn, a Partner in the Tysons Corner, VA office of the law firm McGuire Woods LLP.
Legal Opinion Letter, January 15, 2016, 2 pages
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Publication Summary:

Outside counsel’s alleged misconduct does not amount to a future “crime” or a “fraud,” a federal judge held, and thus plaintiffs’ lawyers could not access documents protected by the attorney-client privilege.
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