March 11, 2015

Protecting Privileged Information

Current legal writing frequently addresses the obligation to preserve and disclose information in lawsuits, but in a recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion, Brunton v. Krueger, attorney Matthew Tibble persuaded the Illinois Supreme Court to not only reaffirm the accountant privilege from disclosing client information, but to expand it. Unfortunately, since the client disclosed some of the privileged information to one of the parties before retaining attorney Tibble, the accountant waived the privilege to what it had already disclosed.