Related documentsRuling in In re Grand JuryView(Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of A...

9th Circuit rejects broad privilege test for legal and business advice – Reuters

Related documentsRuling in In re Grand JuryView(Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has opted against a test for attorney-client privilege that would have broadened the scope of the shield for communications in which lawyers provide both legal and business advice to their clients.Monday’s ruling in In re Grand Jury resolves a split among trial courts in the 9th Circuit over two different standards for deciding whether these so-called dual purpose documents are privileged.A unnamed law firm and its client – a company whose owner is under a criminal investigation – urged Judges Mary Murguia, Bridget Bade and …

 

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