Gloucester Twp. Hous. Auth. V. Franklin Square Assocs., No. 12-0953 (RMB/AMD), 2014 WL 3974168 (D.N.J. Aug. 12, 2014)

Key Insight: Court evaluated five factors to determine that defendant’s inadvertent disclosure waived the attorney-client privilege, where defendant did not describe the precautions taken, if any, to prevent the disclosure of privileged information, but instead relied on the purportedly voluminous nature of the production, the disputed letters set forth communications between attorney and client concerning clearly privileged, substantive information relating to the litigation, the letters were produced in the litigation on two separate occasions, and defense counsel waited over three months after the letters’ production before attempting to rectify the disclosures and only discovered the inadvertent disclosure while preparing for a deposition

Nature of Case: Breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: Privileged letters

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