The D.C. Circuit upheld the District Court's denial of the appellant's motion for expanded intervention as untimely. The appellant, which was not a full party to the suit, sought to intervene to protect its claims of Australian and American legal privileges in a memorandum and affidavit being used by the United States in a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations action against several tobacco companies.
United States v. British American Tobacco Australia Services, Ltd.
February 17, 2006