Calif. Appeals Court Nixes Order Limiting Atty Privileges

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Tuesday that a lower court improperly limited attorney-client and absolute work product privileges in forcing a former attorney for Fireman‘s Fund Insurance Co. to answer deposition questions in litigation over property damage claims.

In a win for Fireman's and subsidiary National Surety Corp., the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, vacated a 2010 order that required Carlson Calladine & Peterson LLP attorney Melissa Dubbs, who had represented the insurers, to answer five deposition questions involving a purported whistleblower who raised...
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