Docs Stolen In Hack Are Privileged, Ashley Madison Says

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 11:08 PM EDT) -- The Ashley Madison dating website on Monday told a Missouri federal judge that users in multidistrict litigation have no right to use documents — including confidential attorney-client communications — stolen in the July hack and that those documents are still protected even if they were distributed in the press.

Avid Dating Life Inc., owner of the adultery website, said that the users aren't entitled to immunity to use the stolen documents, which also include 37 million consumer records. The users have pointed to Gizmodo — "an electronic gadget blog with no journalistic standards and little apparent interest in the truth" —...

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