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Attorney-Client And Work Product Privileges Were Only Partially Waived

 Hernandez v. Tanninen, 604 F.3d 1095 (9th Cir. 2010) Rolando Hernandez alleged claims of race and national origin discrimination based on disparate treatment, retaliation, and a hostile work environment while he was employed as a mechanic in the Fire Shop of the City of Vancouver, Washington. Hernandez sued the city and another employee, Mark Tanninen. … Continue Reading

Documents Exchanged Between Parties To Joint- Defense Agreement Should Have Been Examined By Court

Oxy Resources Cal. LLC v. Superior Court, 115 Cal. App. 4th 874 (2004) Oxy Resources and EOG Resources entered into a complex transaction whereby they exchanged interests in a number of oil and gas producing properties. Oxy and EOG anticipated that Calpine Natural Gas LP might sue them as a result of the transaction and, … Continue Reading

Company Waived Attorney-Client Privilege By Providing Documents To The Government

McKesson HBOC, Inc. v. Superior Court, 115 Cal. App. 4th 1229 (2004) After McKesson publicly disclosed that its auditors had discovered improperly recorded revenues at a McKesson subsidiary, it became the subject of shareholder lawsuits and investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office and the SEC. McKesson retained an outside law firm to represent it … Continue Reading
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