We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news. Here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for July 2016.
→A Minneapolis trial court overseeing Prince’s estate allowed Prince’s former law firm, Henson & Efron, to disclose the artist’s confidential and privileged information to the trust administering the estate. Read the story here.
→If you play Pokèmon Go using a Google account login, the game’s developer has “unfettered access” to the Google Drive. For businesses that use Gmail to communicate with their lawyers, this access includes attorney–client privileged information which arguably results in waiver. Read this article.
→Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow seeks a dismissal of corruption charges against him because the prosecutors and their investigators violated his attorney–client privilege by obtaining thousands of Swallow’s emails with criminal defense attorneys. Very interesting story here. More…