JPMorgan Unit's Emails Not Privileged, FERC Tells DC Circ.

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 1:34 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday urged the D.C. Circuit to order a JPMorgan Chase & Co. energy unit to cough up 25 unredacted emails in a probe over electricity market manipulation in California and the Midwest, saying a magistrate judge had wrongly ruled the emails were privileged.

According to FERC’s brief, U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson had mistakenly found that JPMorgan Ventures Energy Corp.'s emails were covered by attorney-client privilege. FERC contends 12 of the emails were sent exclusively between business personnel and...
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