Causes of Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents and Strategies for Protecting Privileged Documents


TASA ID: 1793

There is an inherent difficulty in keeping privileged documents and especially work product in e-discovery. This problem can cause the most serious damages to litigants, and consequences including anything from direct loss of cases to protracted procedural complications are reflected in a large number of cases. Each time when a privileged document is leaked, there is no real remedy. Clawing-back documents gives the producing party only a right to stop the receiving party from using the leaked documents directly. However, nothing can stop the receiving party from collecting information from other sources to strengthen its case by using the leaked documents as road maps. One should expect that the receiving party will keep copies of leaked documents for reference and may use them to cross-check anything affecting its case. Therefore, this problem must be addressed seriously. I will discuss what the main cause for the frequent leaking of privileged documents.

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