Felman Can't Pull Back Docs In $40M Insurance Spat

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that documents Felman Production Inc. inadvertently produced to opposing counsel in an insurance coverage dispute over nearly $40 million in losses at a smelting plant are admissible, allowing Industrial Risk Insurers to bring fraud and breach of contract counterclaims.

Judge Robert C. Chambers of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Friday affirmed a magistrate judge's May finding that Felman waived attorney-client protection by failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent inadvertent disclosures during discovery....
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