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Advocate’s View: The limits of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine — the consequences of sharing otherwise privileged communications with outsiders

Mary Jo Korona

With greater frequency, clients expect, request and sometimes insist that non-lawyers, such as public relations firms, participate in in the litigation process. Responding to and managing these client expectations requires that the attorney be well-versed in the ways in which ...

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Advocate’s View: Confidential settlement agreements: enforceability under the CPLR and new laws pertaining to settlement of sexual harassment claims

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Confidentiality clauses are routinely included in written settlement agreements, but are they always enforceable? Generally under CPLR 2014 CPLR 2014, entitled “Stipulations,” generally provides that agreements between parties or their attorneys are not binding unless they are in writing subscribed ...

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