March 05, 2013 Articles

No Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege for Extrajudicial Disclosures

The Illinois Supreme Court rules on subject-matter waivers

By Michael R. Lied

In Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC, 2012 IL 113107 (Ill. Nov. 29, 2012), the defendants appealed from a circuit court order that granted the plaintiffs’ motion to compel the production of certain documents containing privileged attorney-client communications. The defendants refused to comply and were found in contempt. The appellate court affirmed the order compelling production, but the Illinois Supreme Court reversed.

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