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Bill Introduced to Enact Evidence Rule 502

Posted in FEDERAL RULES AMENDMENTS

On December 11, 2007, Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced S. 2450, a bill adding new Evidence Rule 502 to the Federal Rules of Evidence.  The legislation addresses waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection and is identical to proposed Evidence Rule 502, which was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and transmitted to Congress for its consideration in September 2007.   See our prior post from October 19, 2007 on the proposed rule.