"Recent Assaults on the Most Sacred Privilege of All: Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Still Exist?" presented to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Section on Extra-Contractual Liability (July 29, 2014).
Recent decisions in insurance cases have broadened the scenarios where the attorney-client privilege is being pierced. Whether it is based on the common-law crime/fraud exception to the privilege or more exotic arguments, more and more often the sacred privilege between an attorney and a client in the insurance arena is under attack.
- Terence M. Ridley, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, Denver, CO
- Alan Bryan, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR
- Diane L. Polscer, Gordon & Poslcer, Portland, OR
- Philip D. Priore, McCormick & Priore, Philadelphia, PA