Nextpoint is going geek. Last week I had the pleasure of joining Josh Gilliland on the Legal Geeks podcast to discuss protecting attorney-client privilege in litigation.
Josh and his frequent collaborator Jessica Mederson have done a great job blending discussions of the law with deep conversations about Star Trek and other topics- sometimes in Starfleet uniforms.
Josh and I stuck to the law and did not stray into sci-fi territory (although I did thoroughly enjoy the newest Star Trek movie). But I think lawyers should enjoy our discussion, which digs into the ways lawyers have managed to screw up some high-profile cases by failing to protect their privileged materials. Josh has guest blogged for Nextpoint before, discussing eDiscovery and you can read more of his legal musings on his own great blog, Bowtie Law.
Josh and I discussed a lot of interesting case-law in the podcast that might be tough to catch as you listen. If you’re interested in learning more or want to read the actual cases, here’s links to the source material:
The next three are the cases I talked through at some length:
Thorncreek Apartments III, LLC v. Village of Park Forest,
Inhalation Plastics, Inc. v. Medex Cardio-Pulmonary, Inc., (S.D. Ohio Aug. 28, 2012)
D’Onofrio v. Borough of Seaside Park, No. 09-6220 (AET), (D.N.J. May 30, 2012)
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 26(b)(5)
In re Coventry Healthcare, Inc. v. This Document Relates, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39050 (D. Md. Mar. 21, 2013)
Felman Prod. v. Indus. Risk Insurers, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74970 (S.D. W. Va. July 23, 2010)
You can also look for more upcoming Nextpoint-sponsored content through Legal Geeks. You can also download Nextpoint’s free ebook, Best Practices Guide for Protecting Privilege to help you defend your right of attorney-client privilege.