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NJ High Court Embraces Broad 'Common Interest' Privilege

Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday expressly adopted broad confidentiality protections for attorney-client communications and attorney work-product when they are shared with another lawyer to further a common interest, which doesn't have to be identical and may or may not involve the same case.

Tackling the so-called common interest rule for the first time, the high court rejected Longport, New Jersey, resident Martin O'Boyle's state Open Public Records Act and common law right-of-access claims against the borough for documents that a lawyer shared with the...
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