Monthly Privilege Roundup: Prince, Pokèmon Go, and Johnny Manziel 1

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 UMonthy Rounduptah 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…

Monthly Privilege Roundup: Clinton, Trump, and Baylor Football

We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news.  Here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for June 2016.

→Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, invoked the attorney–client privilege and refused to answer certain questions in Judicial Watch’s Monthy Rounduplawsuit over Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.  The Wall Street Journal discussed the issue in this story.  It will be interesting to see if the privilege objections reach the judge’s chambers.

→Texas’s First Assistant Attorney General penned this Op-Ed piece in Texas Lawyer explaining why the purposes of the attorney–client privilege required him to send a cease-and-desist letter to a former AAG after the former AAG allegedly disclosed confidential information regarding the AG’s investigation into Trump University. More…