Court Limits Privilege Waiver Related to Advice-of-Counsel Defense in FLSA Action

Employers typically waive the attorneyclient privilege when they assert the advice-of-counsel defense to show their good-faith attempt at FLSA compliance. But what is the scope of that waiver? The SDNY recently provided its answer by limiting the scope of waiver to lawyers communications to employees relevant to the FLSA advice. The court found no privilege […]

Informer’s Privilege Prevents Disclosure of Confidential Informant in ISIS-Related Prosecution

In an ISIS-related criminal case, the USDC for the District of Minnesota applied the governmentinformant privilege to preclude pre-indictment disclosure of a FBI confidential informants identity. The ruling means that, at least for now, the government can maintain its informants secrecy. United States v. Abdulkadir, 2015 WL 9581871 (D. Minn. Dec. 31, 2015). You may […]

Informer’s Privilege Prevents Disclosure of Confidential Informant in ISIS-Related Prosecution

In spite of the names ramification, the advantage belongs to the federal government, not the informer, yet secures informers from revenge or vengeance and also urges residents to interact their understanding of infractions of legislation to federal government officials.The benefit is not outright, and also have to provide method in particular situations. As well as, […]