Big M Creditors Denied Access To Privileged Docs

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that the unsecured creditors’ committee for bankrupt retailer Big M Inc. does not have the power to force the company to produce documents and communications between its staff and general counsel that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Donald H. Steckroth denied the committee’s motion to compel documents and communications related to Big M’s financial affairs and the circumstances surrounding a junior participation agreement — entered into by April Vreeland Associates LLC, an entity controlled by Big...
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