In the middle of a 24-page opinion chastising the way an attorney conducted himself during a deposition and how his co-counsel handled discovery, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on a novel issue of law for the Eastern District, limiting the use of spousal privilege in federal cases.
Judge Stewart Dalzell said the wife of one of the parties in Nordetek Environmental Inc. v. RDP Technologies had to sit for another deposition because federal law does not provide for spousal privilege in civil cases. The judge also ruled, however, that the marital communications privilege does apply in civil cases.
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