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Walmart: a reminder that privilege in investigations is fragile

08 August 2014

Walmart: a reminder that privilege in investigations is fragile

In a recent decision, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled files and documents from an internal FCPA investigation conducted by Walmart into alleged bribery in five countries are not protected by attorney-client privilege and must be turned over to plaintiffs in a civil shareholder suit.