Tip of the Month, August 2009 - Managing Discovery Risks Using Federal Rule of Evidence 502
31 August 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Scenario: A series of privileged communications between in-house counsel and the board of directors was unintentionally produced to the opposing side during the pre-deposition discovery period in a federal action. During the deposition of one of the board members, the opposing side submits the set of privileged documents as an exhibit. There is no agreement or court order on file in the case dealing with the inadvertent production of privileged documents.