In re Tom's Foods Inc. (05-40683)

The court held that e-mails sent by the Chapter 11 debtor's president, CEO and board members to an attorney on the debtor's board of directors were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or joint-defense privilege. The court noted that the e-mails were widely distributed to other parties. The court also noted that the substance of the e-mails concerned matters within the debtor's business affairs.

Thursday, July 13, 2006