Apsley v. Boeing Co., 2008 WL 191418 (D. Kan. Jan. 22, 2008)

Key Insight: Where structure of Boeing?s privilege log was result of the same emails (containing legal advice) being stored in more than one email file and/or legal advice being repeated in email strings, and Boeing listed all of the email messages by Bates number where legal communication was located, but redacted only the portion of the string that contained legal communications, court concluded that log adequately supported Boeing?s claim of privilege for multiple copies of the same communication, noting: ?The organization of a privilege log for electronic documents existing in multiple locations presents a challenge. Perhaps a better method would be to list the original legal communication by date, author and recipient and thereafter indicate that the other Bates-stamped documents are copies or a repeat of the original legal communication. However, electronic discovery is an evolving practice and Boeing will not be faulted for its efforts to organize the privilege log.?

Nature of Case: Employment discrimination

Electronic Data Involved: Email

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