Attorneys hoping to minimize cost and increase efficiency for their clients will often engage in communications or joint defenses with co-defendants. This is often done either informally or with the use of formal joint defense agreements. Although this practice is fairly common, there has been relatively little guidance from the court on issues raised, such as whether and under what circumstances engaging in a joint defense will result in waiver of the attorney client or work product privileges. For more information on concerns with joint defenses, please read the full article. Contact us for more information.
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