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GCs On Notice After UniTek Privilege Ruling

Law360, New York (February 12, 2015, 7:15 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled this week in a sexual harassment case against telecommunications services company UniTek Global Services Inc. that a lawyer working as an insurance professional is not an in-house attorney for privilege purposes — an issue that has increasingly become a minefield for corporations.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel of the state's Eastern District ruled Monday that plaintiff Carolyn Casey — who has a law degree, regularly communicated with outside counsel and sat in on litigation meetings as a risk management executive at UniTek — should be allowed to support her claims using information UniTek says is...

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Pennsylvania Eastern

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Civil Rights: Employment

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May 9, 2014

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