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Check Your Privilege: Is the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege Narrowing?

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The “attorney-client privilege” may be the most well-known and misunderstood legal principle. Both attorneys and clients often make broad assumptions about its scope and application. When these assumptions turn out to be wrong, the protection of the privilege may be lost. Recent decisions suggest caution is warranted. The basic principle of the privilege seems simple: Confidential communications between an attorney and client for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal advice are protected from disclosure because our adversarial judicial system is most efficient when attorneys and their clients can engage in open and frank communication….

Investor Says Exec Can’t Escape Suit Over $145M Award

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Law360 (November 29, 2022, 9:37 PM EST) — A Chinese investment fund has told a New York federal court that a former executive of a smart car and smart ride company shouldn’t be able to escape its lawsuit seeking to enforce a $145 million arbitral award, arguing that he’s already voluntarily appeared in a related case.

DLA Piper’s Ex-Client Wants Malpractice Suit In State Court

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Law360 (October 31, 2022, 1:37 PM EDT) — A smart car technology company suing DLA Piper for malpractice over the firm’s representation of it in an investor suit wants a New York federal judge to move the suit back to state court.

Financial Co. Beats Suit Alleging Failure To Pay Fired Workers

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A Delaware state judge tossed a suit accusing financial technology company BGC Partners of failing to redeem two former employees’ equity interests after they reported sexual harassment and were subsequently fired,…

DLA Piper Slams Ex-Client’s ‘Sanctionable’ Malpractice Suit

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Law360 (October 13, 2022, 11:20 PM EDT) — DLA Piper on Wednesday urged a Chinese tech company to drop its malpractice claims against the BigLaw firm and one of its partners, arguing that the company lacks the authority to bring the litigation at all and slamming the complaint as “unsustainable, replete with false allegations and sanctionable.”

Board Vote Violated Court Order In DLA Piper Suit, Judge Says

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Law360 (October 7, 2022, 10:16 PM EDT) — A Chinese smart car technology company’s board violated court orders by voting to assume claims in a $180 million malpractice suit brought by an investor in the company against DLA Piper, a New York federal judge said on Friday while finding the move to be premature and telling the board not to take similar actions.

DLA Piper Says Tech Co. Is Forum Shopping Malpractice Suit

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Law360 (September 29, 2022, 9:50 PM EDT) — A tech company that accused DLA Piper of dropping it like a “hot potato” in the midst of an investor suit was met with claims of forum shopping Thursday by counsel for the BigLaw firm and one of its partners in the legal malpractice case.

DLA Piper Wants Sanctions For $180M Malpractice Suit

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Law360 (September 27, 2022, 2:32 PM EDT) — DLA Piper has asked a New York federal judge to sanction a Chinese investment fund and its attorneys for filing what the firm called an “irresponsible” and “frivolous” $180 million malpractice lawsuit against it that was recently dropped.

Law Firm Gets Arbitration In Pot Co.’s Loan Fraud Suit

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Law360 (September 14, 2022, 12:25 PM EDT) — A New York federal judge has granted CKR Law LLP’s bid to arbitrate claims by an Ohio cannabis cultivator alleging that the firm was part of a loan fraud scheme, finding that the arbitration agreement they signed is valid and enforceable.

DLA Piper Freed From $180M Malpractice Suit, For Now

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Law360 (September 6, 2022, 6:39 PM EDT) — A Chinese investment fund agreed to drop its $180 million malpractice suit against DLA Piper on behalf of Link Motion Inc. in New York federal court on Tuesday, for now, noting that the smart car technology company’s board of directors agreed to assume control over the legal malpractice claims.
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