Iowa Supreme Court Adopts New Evidence Rule 5.502 Addressing the Disclosure of Information Subject to the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product

On April 2, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court approved the adoption of Evidence Rule 5.502 addressing the disclosure of information covered by the attorney-client privilege and work product.  Substantially similar to recently enacted Federal Rule of Evidence 502, the new rule outlines the effects of disclosure with regard to waiver, including the effect of inadvertent disclosure.  The rule became effective on June 1, 2009.

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