Enron Broadband Services’ efforts to exclude testimony by executives about their communications with in-house counsel from a bond dispute have been rebuffed by a Manhattan bankruptcy judge.

Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez, in In re: Enron Corp. (Enron Broadband Services LP v. Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. of America), 01-16034, held that “the communications at issue are not protected from disclosure by the attorney-client privilege because the crime-fraud exception applies.”