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Sale of Seized Computer at Public Auction did not Waive Privilege where Steps were Taken to Prevent Disclosure

Sale of Seized Computer at Public Auction did not Waive Privilege where Steps were Taken to Prevent Disclosure

Kyko Global Inc. v. Prithvi Info. Solutions Ltd., No. C13-1034 MJP, 2014 WL 2694236 (W.D. Wash. June 13, 2014)

In this case, the court addressed the question of whether privilege was waived by the sale of a seized computer at public auction.  Balancing the relevant factors under Washington law, the court determined that the prior owner’s steps to protect her information by reformatting the computer and installing a new operating system coupled with defendants’ prompt efforts to remedy the error and considerations of fairness weighed against waiver. Read More

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