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Crime-fraud exception applies where lawyer committed crime or fraud (access required)

A law firm defendant must produce attorney-client privileged documents because the crime-fraud exception is applicable where the attorney purportedly committed a crime or fraud, there was a prima facie showing he engaged in criminal conduct and the Noerr-Pennington doctrine was inapplicable. However, because the attorney’s new counsel did not act inappropriately, a prior award of ...