United States v. Mallinckrodt, Inc., 227 F.R.D. 295 (E.D. Mo. 2005)

Key Insight: Inadvertent disclosure of government’s privileged litigation report by copying report onto CD-ROMs produced to over 50 defense attorneys did not effect waiver of attorney-client privilege where (1) government took reasonable precautions to prevent inadvertent disclosure by segregating privileged documents in extensive privilege review of more than 61,000 pages, (2) only one privileged document was inadvertently produced, (3) government acted promptly by alerting all counsel of inadvertent production within one month after learning of the disclosure, and (4) the interest of justice favored relieving the government of its error

Nature of Case: Environmental litigation

Electronic Data Involved: CD-ROM

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