Protected Attorney-Client Communications Among Shareholders
Attorney-client communications are protected from disclosure. The client is in control of the privilege. Being in control, the client can maintain or waive the attorney-client privilege. “An attorney cannot, without the consent of his client, be examined as to any communication made by the client to him, or his advice given thereon in the course of professional employment.” I.C. § 9-203. The word “client” includes a person, a corporation, or an association. I.C. § 9-203. The attorney-client privilege exists as an exception to the rule that all relevant evidence must be disclosed by all parties involved in a lawsuit.
 
There exists a “fundamental principle that the public has the right to every man’s evidence … .” Garner v. Wolfinbarger, 430 F.2d 1093, 1100 (5th Cir. 1970) (citing 8 Wigmore, Evidence, § 2192 at 70.) Exceptions from the general duty to give testim
Posted by eswartz at 12/5/2013 11:36:00 PM
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