Asbestos-Pipe Maker Waived Law Memo’s Protections, New York Special Master Says

Mealey's (November 24, 2015, 11:02 AM EST) -- NEW YORK — An asbestos-containing cement pipe company cannot assert privilege after its own conduct over more than a decade aided the disclosure of a memo between its counsel and its president, waiving any claim of privilege, the special master overseeing discovery disputes in New York City’s asbestos litigation held Nov. 1 (Richard Warren v. Amchem Products Inc., et al., No. 190281/2014, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

“It is inconsistent to cry privilege, while allowing that privilege to be abrogated, over and over again,” New York...
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