Atty-Client Privilege Can't Protect Defunct Cos., Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (March 5, 2014, 5:58 PM EST) -- In a dispute over more than half a million dollars owed for title searches and other services provided to a shuttered real estate firm, a Pennsylvania state judge has ruled that defunct companies are not entitled to attorney-client privilege.

Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas ruled last Wednesday that Thomas Lammert Jr., the former in-house general counsel of the now-defunct National Real Estate Information Services LP, could not rely on attorney-client privilege to prevent the release of thousands of...
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