Tag Archives: attorney-client privilege

Different Standards for Self-Critical Analysis Privilege: What You Need to Know

NU.S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Whistleblower Protections
In a recent March 19, 2015 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to acknowledge the self-critical analysis privilege. This recent discussion underscores the need to understand the different standards for the privilege in each jurisdiction a company operates under and the importance of the proactive steps to safeguard privilege detailed in our November 13, 2014 … Continue reading this entry

Privileges Can Help Manufacturers in Product Liability Litigation, but Beware

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Whistleblower Protections
This blog’s earlier post, “Protect Your Safety Investigations and Deliberations From Prying Eyes,” highlighted the three privileges that are useful for Safety Teams – self-critical analysis privilege (or self-evaluation privilege), attorney-client privilege, and work product doctrine. These three privileges can help a manufacturer protect its information regarding product safety analysis when dealing with product liability … Continue reading this entry