Federal prosecutors are seeking review of an appellate decision that invalidated their method of searching potentially privileged law firm files last year. Prosecutors seized files and emails from Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP last year as part of an investigation into ...Read More »
A federal appeals court ordered the review materials seized from a law firm in June to be reassigned from prosecutors to a magistrate judge Thursday. Attorneys appeared before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday to argue the appropriateness of ...Read More »
Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition on George Carlin’s seven “filthy words.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — The chief justice has advice for ...Read More »
The Maryland Board of Physicians has won a major battle in its civil-litigation war with a defrocked doctor, as a state appeals court said the disciplinary panel was not necessarily obligated to release investigation-related documents to the former physician.
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Attorneys in a class-action lawsuit against one of Maryland’s largest real estate groups believe a six-word email could help prove an alleged kickback scheme. The plaintiffs’ lawyers want Creig Northrop of The Creig Northrop Team P.C. to appear for a ...Read More »
The City of Rockville will not have to share a 2012 report it commissioned on employment discrimination with a former employee who claims he was underpaid and ultimately fired because of his race. A federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt ruled that the attorney-client privilege protects the report that Courtney L. Morgan, who is black, sought in his racial discrimination suit.Read More »
Do you think communications between law firms and their in-house counsel should be protected by attorney-client privilege?Read More »