Aussie Court Lets Norton Rose Take Back Privileged Docs

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- Australia’s highest court on Wednesday allowed Norton Rose Fulbright Australia to reclaim client communications the firm produced during discovery in a commercial contract dispute, saying mistaken disclosure alone does not waive attorney-client privilege.

The High Court of Australia unanimously ruled that a lower appeals court was wrong to permit opposing counsel to keep four documents detailing legal advice several Norton Rose corporate clients had received.

The clients, led by Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty. Ltd., were accused of wrongfully cutting an executive named Ken Armstrong and...
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