In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig ?Deepwater Horizon? in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, No. MDL 2179, 2011 WL 1193030 (E.D. La. Mar. 28, 2011)

Key Insight: Court rejected claim of marital privilege and a request for the return or destruction of emails allegedly protected from disclosure where petitioner and wife communicated through company?s email accounts and where there was no reasonable expectation of privacy in light of company policies which ?clearly demonstrate? that employees? communications are not private, that they may be monitored or accessed by the employer, and that they are subject to production by a subpoena

Nature of Case: Claims arising from oil spill

Electronic Data Involved: Emails

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