Atty's Info Would Torpedo $1B Fraud Suit: Blackwater

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide is seeking to compel the deposition of the plaintiffs' attorney in a $1.2 billion False Claims Act suit against the military contractor, arguing that she is improperly keeping the wraps on information that would preclude the court from claiming jurisdiction.

Attorney Susan Burke of Burke PLLC has refused to sit for deposition on the basis of attorney-client privilege, even though she asserts “original source” status for her clients based on what she claims they have told her, Xe Services...
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