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Bill Would Change Rules On Attorney-Client Info

Law360 (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have introduced bipartisan legislation that aims to modify rules that cover the discovery process for attorney-client communications and attorney work product.

The bill proposed last week by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) would establish a new Rule 502 to the Federal Rule of Evidence in order to cut down on the time and costs associated with ensuring that these types of privileged information are not accidentally disclosed.

In the event of inadvertent disclosure, the proposed bill would...
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