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In re Abilify (Aripiprazole) Prods. Liab. Litig.

In re Abilify (Aripiprazole) Prods. Liab. Litig.

Case Date: 12/29/2017
Citation: In re Abilify (Aripiprazole) Prods. Liab. Litig., Case No. 3:16–md–2734, 2017 WL 6757558 (N.D. Fla. Dec. 29, 2017)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Northern District of Florida (N.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Gary R. Jones
Rule(s): Rule 26
Issues:

Plaintiffs sought to compel production of Defendants’ documents despite Defendant’s claims of work product and attorney-client privilege.

Resolution:

The Court reviewed Plaintiffs’ objections to Defendants’ privilege claims and held that Defendants’ privilege logs provided adequate detail and were sufficient because the privilege logs did not need to identify specific instances of litigation nor did the privilege logs need to identify specific attorneys attached to the privileged information. Further, the Court held that even factual material could be privileged depending on the context and that information sent to third parties did not automatically waive privilege—what mattered was that the information was communicated in anticipation of litigation. The Court then examined specific instances of documents and, under  in camera review, reviewed each document at issue to determine whether it was privileged information.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Compel (Doc. 562)

Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Compel (Doc. 562-1)

Response in Opposition to Motion to Compel (Doc. 573)

Order on Motion to Compel (Doc. 635)

E-Discovery Issues: Motion to Compel
E-discovery Tags: Attorney-Client, Form of Production, Privilege, Work Product
E-discovery subjects: Email, Removable Drive

Published: January 29th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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