Atty.-Client Privilege Applies In 10-K Draft: Judge

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that attorney-client privilege protects an e-mail sent to Aon Corp.'s deputy general counsel containing a draft of the company's annual U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission report, and has refused a discovery bid for the document by plaintiffs in a shareholder class action against the reinsurance brokerage.

Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied the motion of several pension funds to compel the production of the e-mail and attached draft report Thursday....
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