Wednesday, July 29, 2015

K.J. attorneys admit vast majority of 'privileged' emails in SN&R lawsuit not privileged after all - Sacramento News & Review

K.J. attorneys admit vast majority of 'privileged' emails in SN&R lawsuit not privileged after all - Page Burner - July 29, 2015 - Blogs - Sacramento News & Review:

K.J. attorneys admit vast majority of 'privileged' emails in SN&R lawsuit not privileged after all





Let’s do a quick recap:
SN&R requested emails from the city of Sacramento pertaining to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the National Conference of Black Mayors.
The city of Sacramento was prepared to release these emails in June.
K.J.'s attorney’s threatened to sue our writer Cosmo Garvin for requesting the emails.
We ignored the threats.
K.J. actually sued us.
We went to court.
The judge said that K.J.'s attorneys and the city attorneys needed to create a “privilege log” of the emails. This log includes who sent them, who received them, the subject, etc.
Weeks passed.
Today, we received the privilege log.
Turns out, K.J.s attorneys only consider 87 of the 475 emails withheld from SN&R as protected under attorney-client privilege.
What’s next?

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