5th Circ. Nixes Sanctions For Atty Honoring Client Privilege

Law360, New York (January 14, 2015, 4:17 PM EST) -- An attorney who flouted a court order to conceal information protected by attorney-client privilege on his client's iPad in a trade secrets dispute should not have been held in contempt of court because a privilege defense against contempt is valid, the Fifth Circuit found Wednesday.

A three-judge appellate panel found a Texas federal court abused its discretion when it issued an order of contempt and sanctioned attorney Michael A. Moore after he refused to comply with an order to turn over a flash drive, iPad and...
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Case Title

Waste Management of Washington v. Dean Kattler


Case Number

13-20356

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

June 28, 2013

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