Privileged Electronic Documents

Kyko Global Inc. v. Prithvi Information Solutions Ltd.

In Kyko Global Inc., before the Court was a determination of the admissibility of materials on a computer. 2014 WL 2694236 (W.D. Washington 2014). The plaintiffs, Kyko Global Inc. and Kyko Global GMBH (“Kyko”) are in the business of fronting money to customers’ accounts receivables. In the fraud case Kyko brought against defendants, Prithvi Information[…Read More]

Andy Thayer v. Ralph Chiczewski, et al.

Introduction Andy Thayer (“Plaintiff”) a protestor that was arrested while protesting the Iraq war, brought a civil rights suit against the City of Chicago (“City”), alleging that the City violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him and other protestors gathered for an unpermitted protest. (The City had previously denied the Plaintiff and the other[…Read More]

Portis v. City of Chicago

Plaintiffs’ Electronic Database Held Discoverable As A “Fact Work Product” 2004 WL 1535854 (N.D. Ill. 2004) The plaintiffs filed a class action suit against the City of Chicago for detaining people for hours after the completion of administrative processes associated with non-custodial ordinance violations. The plaintiffs had created a database that organized the names, and[…Read More]

Baptiste v. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Court Protects Attorney-Client Privilege of an Email Containing Legal Advice 2004 WL 330235 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) In an employment discrimination lawsuit, the court addressed the issue of whether the contents of an email were protected by attorney-client privilege. The plaintiff contended that the email was not protected by the attorney-client privilege because it was not labeled[…Read More]

Hollingsworth v. Time Warner

Inadvertent Disclosure of Email Waives Attorney-Client Privilege 812 N.E.2d 976 (Ohio App. 1. Dist. 2004) The plaintiff filed an employment discrimination suit seeking unemployment benefits, because she felt that she was wrongfully discharged. The plaintiff had been granted intermittent leave from her position under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) because of her chronic sinusitis.[…Read More]

United States v. Segal

The government seized two hundred boxes of the defendant’s documents and a significant amount of the defendant’s electronic information, including several personal computers, and back-up tapes of the defendant’s payroll, fax, and accounting servers. The defendant moved for a return of all privileged information that was seized and to bar the government from using this[…Read More]

In re Lernout & Hauspie Sec. Litigation

A Party Who Voluntarily Discloses an Email Message Cannot Claim Attorney-Client Privilege When Refusing to Turn Over Other Emails Regarding the Same Subject 222 F.R.D. 29 (Mass. 2004) Investors who held equity in the software firm Lernout & Hauspie brought a class action suit for securities fraud against the software firm as well as its[…Read More]