Lawyers sanctioned for their roles in the Qualcomm discovery debacle have maintained that they would be exonerated if allowed to break attorney-client privilege and tell their side of the story. Now they'll get their chance. In a Wednesday order lifting the sanctions, a federal judge wrote that six lawyers from Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder and Heller Ehrman should be allowed to defend their conduct in the failure to turn over key e-mails in a patent fight between Qualcomm and Broadcom.
Qualcomm Team Can Defend Selves Despite Attorney-Client Privilege
March 7, 2008