Chechelle v. Ward, No. CIV-10-1286-M, 2012 WL 4481439 (W.D. Okla. Sept. 28, 2012)

Key Insight: Where an employer allowed employees to use its computer systems for personal business but informed employees that it reserved the right to monitor and access emails and that emails were considered business records and may be subject to discovery in litigation, the court found that an employee had waived his claims of privilege as to communications with his attorney sent from his work account because it was unreasonable to expect that his attorney-client communications would remain confidential

Nature of Case: Violation of Securities and Exchange Act

Electronic Data Involved: attorney-client communications (emails)

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