Pa. Judge Rejects QVC Privilege Bid In Suzanne Somers Suit

By Matt Fair (August 10, 2021, 4:15 PM EDT) -- As part of a dispute over alleged efforts to squeeze Suzanne Somers out of the dietary supplement market, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that QVC and the Home Shopping Network's relationship as sister companies did not mean that attorney-client privilege could be used to shield communications between QVC employees and a lawyer solely representing HSN.

U.S. District Judge Chad Kenney rejected arguments that QVC and HSN both shared the same legal interests as parent company Qurate Retail Group, and that, as a result, communications between QVC employees and an in-house HSN attorney should be considered privileged in the same way...

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