Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharms., LLC, No. 2:11-cv-03781 (SRC)(CLW), 2014 WL 1509238 (D.N.J. Jan, 10, 2014)

Key Insight: Weighing five factors to resolve the issue of waiver by inadvertent disclosure, court found that the use of analytical software without attorney review did not constitute reasonable steps to prevent inadvertent disclosure, and also faulted defendants? efforts to rectify the error, noting that defendants did not conduct a remedial investigation until after plaintiff alerted defendants that the production appeared to contain privileged documents; court concluded that, in light of the fact that the inadvertent disclosure was the result of a failure to review, justice would be served by a finding of waiver

Nature of Case: Patent infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Documents protected by attorney-client privilege

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