Topic: Privilege

Outgoing Fraud Section litigation chief discusses discrepancies in white-collar sentencings

Sentencing practices in US white-collar cases vary more widely between districts than they do between judges, and it is difficult to understand exactly why, the Fraud Section’s former head of litigation told GIR on the occasion of his moving to private practice.

09 December 2022

Regulator details “shocking” AML breaches at Sydney casino

A gambling watchdog also took aim at Star Entertainment’s in-house lawyers for wrongly asserting legal privilege to withhold documents from Australia’s anti-money laundering enforcer.

13 September 2022

FRC fines Grant Thornton over “serious failings” on Sports Direct audits

The penalty comes 21 months after the UK’s accounting regulator won a partial victory in a high-profile privilege wrangle for the sports retail company’s documents.

18 July 2022

Dutch Supreme Court lays out privilege rules for foreign in-house counsel

Legal experts in the Netherlands have said that recent guidance by the Supreme Court on when foreign in-house lawyers can claim legal privilege leaves questions unanswered about the scope of materials that can be protected under the rules.

01 July 2022

JPMorgan argues against handing over documents in spoofing case

06 June 2022

Ex-JPMorgan trader seeks privileged bank emails as spoofing trial nears

A former JPMorgan trader facing market manipulation charges wants the lender to turn over internal emails and documents that purportedly show the bank’s own lawyers didn’t think his trading strategy was improper.

24 May 2022

Judge clarifies Cognizant privilege ruling

In a searing order, a New Jersey federal judge said the company cannot redact internal investigation documents that two former Cognizant executives are entitled to review.

05 May 2022

Dutch authorities appeal against privilege ruling

The Netherlands’ state prosecution service is appealing against a part of a recent privilege decision that requires the agency to ask email service providers to filter out confidential communications before they respond to authority information requests.

21 April 2022

Dutch court: state authorities violated privilege rules in criminal case

“The most recent ruling is front-page news in the Netherlands and is really embarrassing for the government,” one lawyer said.

24 March 2022

DOJ accuses Google of “artificial” privilege claims

Google has abused the concept of attorney-client privilege to shield at least tens of thousands of documents from discovery, the Department of Justice has said.

22 March 2022

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