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Civil Procedure – Discovery – E-Mail Exchange – Work-Product Doctrine (access required)

In this litigation involving trade secrets and conspiracy allegations, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the “common interest” rule does not protect an e-mail exchange that was not a communication to or from an attorney, and the communication about the litigation is admissible. In an e-mail dated March 10, 2007, nonparty Sam Vance – who then ...