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Failure to Discover Unintentional Production Despite Indications that “Something had Gone Profoundly Awry” Results in Waiver of Privilege

Failure to Discover Unintentional Production Despite Indications that “Something had Gone Profoundly Awry” Results in Waiver of Privilege

D’Onofrio v. Borough of Seaside Park, No. 09-6220 (AET), 2012 WL 1949854 (D.N.J. May 30, 2012)

Here, the court held that privilege was waived as to unintentionally produced, privileged documents where, despite the reasonableness of Defendants’ initial efforts to preclude production, subsequent warnings that something was “profoundly awry with their document production and privilege review” failed to result in Defendants’ discovery that privileged information had been produced.

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