Plaintiff's Emails To Ex-Atty Ruled Privileged In Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday ruled that communications between a man and his former attorney are privileged and not subject to discovery in his malpractice suit against his business partners and Wiggin and Dana LLP, the firm that drew up the partnership contract.

U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Rueter found plaintiff Edward O'Kinsky did not waive privilege with his former lawyer Ivan J. Kaplan of Becker Meisel LLC either by filing the malpractice suit or by partially disclosing Kaplan's advice in an email to the...
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