§5.29 Inadvertent Disclosure

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.29 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-65

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-65

8 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018

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Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses waiver of the attorney-client privilege by inadvertent disclosure, usually during discovery. It discusses the protections provided by FRE 502 when an attorney has taken “reasonable steps” to prevent the inadvertent disclosure and “reasonable steps” to rectify the error.

Keywords: FRE 502, Federal Rule of Evidence 502, waiver, privilege waiver, inadvertent disclosure, stolen or intercepted communications, scope of waiver, authority to waive privilege

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §5.29 Inadvertent Disclosure (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.29 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-65; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-65. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277031 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277031

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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