Does Common Interest Protect Privileged Information?

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 3:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in In re Leslie Controls Inc., case number 10-12199, recently expounded on whether attorney-client- and work product-privileged documents remained protected from discovery under the common interest doctrine.

The common interest doctrine permits counsel representing different clients with similar legal interests to share information without having to disclose that information to others. That is, the common interest doctrine expands the attorney-client privilege and attorney work product doctrine under certain circumstances because the sharing of such privileged communications does...
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