Firm Ordered To Turn Over Woman's E-mail Files

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A state appeals court has rejected a trial court's finding that a woman's e-mails to lawyers about her imminent discrimination lawsuit sent from a company laptop — but from a private e-mail account — were property of her then-employer and has ordered the files to be turned over by Sills Cummis & Gross PC, which is representing the ex-employer.

Friday's ruling, in the appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, found that attorney-client privilege substantially outweighs defendant Loving Care Inc.'s argument that the e-mails...
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