Privileged Docs Misfiled In Antitrust Case: DOJ

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 5:02 PM EDT) -- In a criminal antitrust proceeding involving charges of bid-rigging Maryland tax lien auctions, the U.S. Department of Justice says it misfiled a series of documents that may be covered by attorney-client privilege, inadvertently putting them in a database where members of the agency's Antitrust Division's trial team in the case had access to them.

The Justice Department filed a letter with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Aug. 31 saying 47 pages of documents that could ultimately be deemed subject to a valid...
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