Archive: August 28, 2006

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Court Holds that Former Employee’s Emails with Private Attorney, Which Were Retrieved Forensically from Employer-Provided Laptop Computer, Are Privileged
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Upcoming Sedona Conference Event

Court Holds that Former Employee’s Emails with Private Attorney, Which Were Retrieved Forensically from Employer-Provided Laptop Computer, Are Privileged

Nat’l Econ. Research Assocs., Inc. v. Evans, 2006 WL 2440008 (Mass. Super. Ct. Aug. 3, 2006)

In this litigation between a consulting firm and its former employee, the court considered the firm’s motion to compel the production of attorney-client privileged communications. Plaintiff sought production of emails sent and received via the employee’s personal, password-protected email account, which were saved in a temporary Internet file on the employee’s company-issued laptop and retrieved through forensic means after his departure from the firm.

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Upcoming Sedona Conference Event

The Sedona Conference®, a nonprofit law and policy think-tank, will host their first educational event in Chicago on September 15 focusing on e-discovery and the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The conference will be held on the Nortwestern University School of Law campus.  Hon. Lee Rosenthal, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of Texas, will keynote the session.  For more information on the conference or to register, visit www.thesedonaconference.org.

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