Not All DOE Docs Subject To Privilege: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has found that the U.S. Department of Energy cannot use attorney-client privilege to keep certain documents from being produced in a dispute with Chevron USA Inc. that stemmed from an equity assessment of an oil reserve.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied part of the DOE’s writ of mandamus directing the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to vacate an order requiring the government to hand over documents in Chevron’s suit, according to an order posted Monday on the...
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