Lawyers for Mohawk Industries must give a former employee information they had argued was protected by attorney-client privilege, the 11th Circuit has ruled. A panel this week upheld a ruling ordering the company to turn over information related to conversations between former supervisor Norman Carpenter and Mohawk counsel Juan P. Morillo. Carpenter's case is an offshoot of a class action racketeering suit claiming that the company's hiring of illegal aliens depressed the wages of Mohawk's legal employees.
Panel Upholds 'Privileged Material' Ruling Against Mohawk
August 28, 2008