Attorney-Client Privilege And Insurance Brokers' Advice

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 11:23 AM EDT) -- On April 5, 2010, the Southern District of Texas issued a decision in In re Tetra Technologies Inc., No. 4:08-cv-0965, 2010 WL 1335431 (S.D. Tex. April 5, 2010), on the question of whether communications between a company’s employees, its counsel and its insurance brokers were protected as attorney-client communications. The district court held that as long as the communications were made "for the purpose of facilitating the rendition of professional legal services of the client," they would be protected as privileged.

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