The woes of Larry Sonsini and HP general counsel Ann Baskins are growing, now that a House committee wants them to testify at a hearing titled "Hewlett-Packard's Pretexting Scandal." Also summoned: Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the private investigator who allegedly accessed the phone records of HP directors and reporters. Legal observers warn that House committees are "virtually intolerant" of attorney-client privilege and might not be shy about issuing a contempt citation if a witness refuses to testify.
Privilege Likely to Be No Protection for HP Execs Summoned by Congress
September 19, 2006