Whistleblower Challenges Privilege In Oracle FCA Suit

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Oracle Corp. was accused Wednesday of using Reed Smith LLP as a “sword instead of a shield” in a Virginia whistleblower suit claiming the company violated the False Claims Act by giving the federal government less favorable discounts than commercial customers.

Whistleblower Paul Frascella filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia requesting a waiver of Oracle’s attorney-client privilege with Reed Smith.

Because Oracle hired Reed Smith to conduct a review of its government contracts, it cannot shield its communications...
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